22 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

22 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Manas International Airport
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive
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Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive to Almaty, Fly to Tashkent
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Prince Vladimir, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): hit the slopes at Ski resort Too-Ashuu and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip builder.

Newark, USA to Bishkek is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Bishkek, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bishkek, with lows of 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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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 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, then get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, then take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, and then appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cholpon Ata road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the world behind art at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin,.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tashkent route maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Cholpon Ata to Tashkent in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

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

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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bukhara driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Tashkent to Bukhara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Bukhara are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

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

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Samarkand vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Baku.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, and finally make a trip to Baku Old City. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, then appreciate the history behind Vahid Monument, and finally see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

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Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Baku takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Samarkand to Baku due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Baku are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Open Air Museum of Ethnography and Tsinandali Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Agmashenebeli Avenue and Ikalto Monastery Complex. When in Tbilisi, make a side trip to see House-museum of Chavchavadze in Tsinandali, approximately Tsinandali away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Group Berikaoba, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mtatsminda Pantheon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Baku in January since evenings lows in Tbilisi dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Echmiadzin Monastery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Let the collections at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Dalan Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Saint Gayane Church (in Vagharshapat) and Garni (Noah's Garden & Garni Gorge). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Saint Hripsime Church, steep yourself in history at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, examine the collection at Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, and admire the masterpieces at Ter-Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum.

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You can drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tbilisi in January; daily highs in Yerevan reach 34°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Issyk Kul Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums · Canyons

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.