21 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

21 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock vacation planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly to Almaty, Drive to Cholpon Ata
2
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Fly
4
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train
5
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train
6
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Ijevan, Armenia
— 1 night
+2
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Signagi
9
Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive
10
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly
11
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
On the 6th (Wed), go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, and finally admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, walk around Highland Park, then examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and finally examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Baku day trip website.

New York City, USA to Baku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Baku, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, Baku is a bit warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

1
night
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, examine the collection at Historical Museum, then appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Runway, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata journey planner.

Getting from Baku to Cholpon Ata by combination of flight and car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Azerbaijan Standard Time to Kyrgyzstan Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

1
night
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Monument to Manas the Great, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Temple in Honour of Icon of "All the Afflicted", explore the striking landscape at Alamedin Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, and finally get curious at Mineralogical Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cholpon Ata to Bishkek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

1
night
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Teleshayakh Mosque, examine the collection at Moyie Mubarek Library Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minor Mosque, see the sky in a new way at Tashkent Planetarium, then admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Railway Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tashkent day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Bishkek to Tashkent in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

1
night
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Central Bazaar, steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazrat Khizr Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum, and finally contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Samarkand road trip app.

Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

3
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, contemplate the long history of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, then admire the striking features of Chor-Minor, then capture your vacation like a pro with Minzifa Travel, and finally stop by History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Taqi-Zargaron, admire the striking features of Ulugbek Medressa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, then steep yourself in history at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Bukhara are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

4
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
You'll explore and learn at Parajanov Museum and History Museum of Armenia. Kecharis Monastery and Saint Hripsime Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus (Noratus Cemetery & St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)), Vagharshapat (Saint Gayane Church, Echmiadzin Monastery, &more) and Tsakhkadzor (Saint Harutyun Church & Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the exciting artwork at Dalan Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Ter-Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yerevan day trip app.

You can fly from Bukhara to Yerevan in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bukhara to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bukhara in January, with highs in Yerevan at 34°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ijevan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

1
night
Ijevan, Armenia

Ijevan, is a town in Armenia and the administrative centre of the Tavush Province. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Srveghi Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ijevan trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Ijevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yerevan in January: high temperatures in Ijevan hover around 44°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Signagi.

Things to do in Ijevan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

1
night
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Living Roots Horse Ranch (Lost Ridge Ranch), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan’s Church, contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, then learn about winemaking at Pheasant's Tears Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Signagi travel route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ijevan to Signagi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Georgian National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Samtavro Church. Go for a jaunt from Tbilisi to Mtskheta to see Shio-Mgvime Monastery about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anchiskhati Basilica.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tbilisi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Signagi to Tbilisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

1
night
Batumi, Georgia

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, and then view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Batumi trip planner.

Fly from Tbilisi to Batumi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tbilisi in January, with highs in Batumi at 52°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Issyk Kul Province travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums · Canyons

Kakheti Region travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites