22 days in Asia Itinerary

22 days in Asia Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
4
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

3
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Nur-Sultan is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Nur-Sultan is 6 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nur-Sultan: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

4
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.
Take a break from Bishkek with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, walk around Oak Park, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, and hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar.

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Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Bishkek takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Bishkek is a bit warmer than Nur-Sultan - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burana Tower
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dushanbe: Nurek Dam (in Nurek) and Hisor (Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve & Hisor Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Rudaki Park, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, and have some family-friendly fun at Kokhi Navruz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe journey planning website.

Fly from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe. When traveling from Bishkek in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dushanbe: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hisor, Nurek Dam, Iskanderkul Lake
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

2
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Parthian Settlement of Nisa, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, look for all kinds of wild species at Kow Ata Underground Lake, and get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ashgabat trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Ashgabat takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Dushanbe in July, Ashgabat is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque ©
Ertugrul Gazi Mosque

5
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Get out of town with these interesting Tashkent side-trips: Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Tashkent takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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