33 days in Asia Itinerary

33 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Lyon, France
Fly:  19 h
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Istaravshan, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
9
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
11
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
12
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Lyon, France

3
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.
Step out of Bishkek with an excursion to Burana Tower in Tokmok--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, brush up on your military savvy at Mikhail Frunze Museum, walk around Panfilov Park, and hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bishkek day trip website.

Lyon, France to Bishkek is an approximately 19- hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Kyrgyzstan Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Lyon in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Bishkek. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

4
nights
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: explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, and walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishkek in November, expect nights in Almaty to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

3
nights
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). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Park Pobedy, and take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Karakol travel planner.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Karakol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochkor.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Barskoon
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

2
nights
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake and then explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir. On the next day, look for gifts at Altyn Kol and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kochkor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Karakol to Kochkor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toktogul.

Things to do in Kochkor

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir ©
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir

1
night
Toktogul, Kyrgyzstan

Toktogul ©
Toktogul is a city in Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Chichkan Gorge and then see human ingenuity at work at Toktogul Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toktogul visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochkor to Toktogul takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Osh.

Things to do in Toktogul

Parks Nature
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Toktogul Lake ©
Toktogul Lake

2
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
On the 12th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too, then walk around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kyrgyz Ata National Park, don't miss a visit to Dom Babura Mosque, then stop by Jayma Bazaar Osh, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manas Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Osh route planner.

You can drive from Toktogul to Osh in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Khujand.

Things to do in Osh

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park

2
nights
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ismoil Somoni, then make a trip to Khujand Fortress, and finally examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, then stroll around Somoni park, then get a new perspective on nature at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arbob Cultural Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Khujand trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Osh to Khujand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Kyrgyzstan Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Khujand can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Istaravshan.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Museums Shopping
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Somoni park ©
Somoni park
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

1
night
Istaravshan, Tajikistan

Istaravshan ©
Istaravshan is a city in Sughd Province in Tajikistan. On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Bust of Lenin, admire the landmark architecture of Medressa of Abdullatif Sultan, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress Mug Teppe.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istaravshan trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Khujand to Istaravshan in 1.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Istaravshan

Historic Sites
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Fortress Mug Teppe ©
Fortress Mug Teppe

3
nights
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.
Step out of Dushanbe to go to Hisor and see Hisor Fortress, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Rudaki Park, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Sadriddin Aini and Maxim Gorky, and make a trip to Statue of Ismoil Somoni.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dushanbe trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Istaravshan to Dushanbe in 5 hours. November in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

2
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
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 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, then make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then don't miss a visit to Chor-Minor, and finally steep yourself in history at Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mausoleum of Buyan-Kuli-Khan, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trading Domes.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bukhara trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Bukhara in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dushanbe in November: highs in Bukhara hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): gain insight at Tillya Kori Madrasah, then don't miss a visit to Registan, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Afrasiyab Museum, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then don't miss a visit to Bibi-Khanym Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tashkent: Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Amir Temur Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Teleshayakh Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tashkent travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Charvak Reservoir, Pulatkhan Plateau
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Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

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