26 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

26 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Fly
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, examine the collection at Ervand Kochar Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, then explore the ancient world of Zvartnots Temple, and finally examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary maker website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Yerevan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Lisbon to Yerevan. In September, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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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.
You've now added Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsinandali Palace and Fotografia. Visit The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Samtavro Church for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Tsinandali (Shumi Winery & House-museum of Chavchavadze) and Ikalto Monastery Complex (in Ikalto). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George, don't miss a visit to Agmashenebeli Avenue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tbilisi Great Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi online visit planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Tbilisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Yerevan in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tbilisi: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heydar Aliyev Center and Gobustan State Reserve. Baku Old City and Heydar Mosque will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, walk around Philharmonic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Baku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tbilisi to Baku takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In September in Baku, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ascension Cathedral and Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. Do some cultural sightseeing at A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts and Christ the Savior Cathedral. There's much more to do: walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, see the interesting displays at Archeology Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Central Mosque of Almaty.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Almaty journey planner.

Fly from Baku to Almaty in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Baku to Almaty, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Baku in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Almaty. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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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 29th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alamedin Gorge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov, then explore the galleries of Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, then steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishkek attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Bishkek takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Almaty in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, examine the collection at Museum of Communication History, take an in-depth tour of State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tashkent trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Bishkek to Tashkent takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Bakcha Darvaza, steep yourself in history at Outer City Wall, don't miss a visit to Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah, then steep yourself in history at Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala. On the next day, make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, steep yourself in history at Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), then steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Khiva itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Khiva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. October in Khiva sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): shop like a local with History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre, deepen your understanding at Kukeltash Madrasah, and then explore the world behind art at Art Museum Kamoliddin Behzod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, delve into the distant past at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, admire the striking features of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, then take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bukhara trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Khiva to Bukhara in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Khiva in October, things will get a bit warmer in Bukhara: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, don't miss a visit to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, then examine the collection at Regional Studies Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery Happy Bird.

Before you visit Samarkand, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

City of Bread

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ensemble Hazrati Imam, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), then don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, then admire the masterpieces at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, and finally see the interesting displays at Moyie Mubarek Library Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Samarkand to Tashkent by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Fatih Mosque and Complex. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, examine the collection at Pera Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Istanbul takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tashkent to Istanbul. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12: