15 days in Central Asia Itinerary

15 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Bus to Almaty Sayarn Bus Station, Fly to Ashgabat
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, and take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tashkent is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Tashkent, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Almaty.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 3 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around First President's Park, explore and take pictures at Big Almaty Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Almaty takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tashkent to Almaty, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 3 nights
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 21st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Oak Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then walk around Panfilov Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square.

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You can fly from Almaty to Bishkek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Geokdepe, and don't miss a visit to Monument Arch of Neutrality.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Ashgabat in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bishkek to Ashgabat is minus 1 hour. In May in Ashgabat, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

— 2 nights
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Has Sanat, then take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Saken Seifullin Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, stroll around City Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, and finally explore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

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You can fly from Ashgabat to Nur-Sultan in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Nur-Sultan. In May, Nur-Sultan is a bit cooler than Ashgabat - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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