60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

60 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 6 nights
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Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Saty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
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Esik, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 7 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 5 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 6 nights
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 4 nights

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Nur-Sultan is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan day trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lisbon to Nur-Sultan. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lisbon in October, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

6
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, see Off-Road Tours, walk around Panfilov Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bishkek day trip app.

Fly from Nur-Sultan to Bishkek in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Nur-Sultan, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Tokmok.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Kegety Gorge and then contemplate the long history of Burana Tower.

To plan Tokmok vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Tokmok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Tokmok

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

2
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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Shyrdakbek Korgon and then explore the activities along Song Kol Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stroll around National Park Salkyn-Tor and then get interesting insight from CBT Naryn.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naryn online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tokmok to Naryn takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
CBT Naryn ©
CBT Naryn
National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor

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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karakol: Barskoon (Monument to Yuriy Gagarin & Barskoon Waterfall). On the 19th (Mon), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, explore the striking landscape at Karakol Gorge, look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

To plan Karakol vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Naryn to Karakol in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

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Saty, Kazakhstan

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy, explore the activities along Kolsai Lake, then explore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saty tour planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Saty in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Esik.

Things to do in Saty

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy
Lower Kolsai Lake ©
Lower Kolsai Lake

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Esik, Kazakhstan

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. On the 23rd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Turgen Waterfalls and then explore the activities along Lake Issyk.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Esik online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Saty to Esik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Esik

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk
Turgen Waterfalls ©
Turgen Waterfalls

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around First President's Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip planning tool.

You can drive from Esik to Almaty in 1.5 hours. October in Almaty sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Get out of town with these interesting Dushanbe side-trips: Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Iskanderkul Lake, make a trip to Anzob Tunnel (Tunnel of Death), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haji Yaqub Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Almaty to Dushanbe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Almaty to Dushanbe is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Almaty in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Dushanbe, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Samarkand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum, and contemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Samarkand takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Dushanbe in November, expect nights in Samarkand to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, hit the best photo ops around with Minzifa Travel, admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, and make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bukhara trip planner.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tashkent: Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bukhara to Tashkent by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Khiva is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, steep yourself in history at Citadel Kunya-ark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Khiva attractions planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Khiva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Ashgabat is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, don't miss a visit to Gypjak Mosque, explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Arch of Neutrality.

Plan a trip to Ashgabat easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Khiva to Ashgabat by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Khiva in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument