50 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

50 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
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Muscat, Oman
— 4 nights
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Sanaa, Yemen
— 3 nights
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Drive to Jazan, Fly to Dammam, Drive to Doha
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Doha, Qatar
— 5 nights
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
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Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Gandantegchenling Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Mary & Martha Mongolia, and don't miss a visit to Zaisan Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary tool.

Denver, USA to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) is 15 hours. Traveling from Denver in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 36°F in Ulaanbaatar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

— 3 nights
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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, examine the collection at Saken Seifullin Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and explore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

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Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Nur-Sultan by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Nur-Sultan is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in May, things will get a bit warmer in Nur-Sultan: highs are around 69°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 4 nights
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Altyn-Emel National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kok-Tobe Hill, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, examine the collection at D.A. Kunayev Museum, and stroll around First President's Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Almaty attractions planner.

Fly from Nur-Sultan to Almaty in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Almaty when traveling from Nur-Sultan in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tashkent.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 4 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Explore Tashkent's surroundings by going to Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), and take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tashkent online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Tashkent takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Almaty to Tashkent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 4 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tashkent to Samarkand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Samarkand are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History, and make a trip to Geokdepe.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and flight from Samarkand to Ashgabat takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Samarkand in May, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Ashgabat. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Muscat.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Muscat, Oman

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Step out of Muscat to go to Seeb and see Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Corniche, enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, see the interesting displays at Ghalya's Museum of Modern Art, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Muscat day trip app.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Muscat in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ashgabat in May, with highs in Muscat at 102°F and lows at 86°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanaa.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Sanaa, Yemen

— 3 nights
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): shop like a local with Souk Al-Milh, then step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Sana'a, make a trip to Bab al-Yemen, and then stop by Old City.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sanaa road trip tool.

Getting from Muscat to Sanaa by combination of flight and car takes about 14.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Sanaa due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Muscat in June: highs in Sanaa hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Doha.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Doha, Qatar

— 5 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Change things up with a short trip to Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum in Ash-Shahaniyah (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Islamic Art, get in on the family fun at City Centre Mall, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Qatar.

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Getting from Sanaa to Doha by combination of car and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sanaa in June, expect Doha to be warmer, temps between 108°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Gobustan.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Gobustan, Azerbaijan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then see the interesting displays at Gobustan State Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan travel route planner.

Getting from Doha to Gobustan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Gobustan is 1 hour. Traveling from Doha in June, expect nights in Gobustan to be slightly colder, around 67°F, while days are much colder, around 83°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 5 nights

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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Baku tour planning tool.

You can drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Batumi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Batumi, Georgia

— 2 nights
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Monument Ali and Nino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", then sample the tasty concoctions at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, then don't miss a visit to Europe Square, and finally make a trip to Argo Cable Car.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Batumi trip planning tool.

You can fly from Baku to Batumi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Baku in June, you will find days in Batumi are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, Jvari Church, &more). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, and appreciate the history behind Kartlis Deda.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tbilisi trip maker app.

You can fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Batumi in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tbilisi, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Parks

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Mongolia travel guide

4.2
Monuments · National Parks · History Museums
Land of the Blue Sky
An active outdoor vacation in Mongolia lets you get away from the modern world and explore a lifestyle long forgotten almost everywhere else on the planet. This sprawling "Land of the Blue Sky" extends between Russia and China, with a vast steppe populated by a just few hardy nomadic tribes. Remote and isolated for most of the 20th century, Mongolia now represents one of the world's burgeoning travel destinations, appealing to hikers, campers, and nature lovers of all ages. Used to the nomadic life, locals easily bond with foreign visitors and proudly gush about their country's awe-inspiring landscapes of steppes, mountains, and lakes, all with a wealth of wildlife and exotic plants.

Kazakhstan travel guide

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Mountains · Parks · Observation Decks
The world's biggest landlocked country, Kazakhstan boasts a thriving economy resting almost entirely on huge reserves of natural gas and oil. While some travelers find its seemingly endless and largely featureless steppe unappealing, others take a trip to Kazakhstan precisely because of these unspoiled stretches. If you wanted, you could certainly spend your entire vacation in Kazakhstan completely alone, exploring the sprawling, empty horizons. If you want a little company, mingle with the highly urbanized locals in Almaty or Astana, two big cities featuring broad tree-lined avenues, hip cafes, giant malls, and many innovative buildings that seem plucked right out of a science fiction novel.

Uzbekistan travel guide

4.3
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.

Turkmenistan travel guide

3.8
Ruins · Landmarks · Geologic Formations
With a population of just 5 million and the majority of its area part of one of the driest deserts on the planet, Turkmenistan remains one of the world's least explored destinations. Known largely for the eccentric dictatorship of Saparmyrat Niyazov, who died in 2006, this desert land boasts great natural beauty and centuries-old traditions. A tour of Turkmenistan reveals a series of thriving cities, once important stops on the ancient Silk Road. Probably the most convenient of the country's urban centers, Ashgabat serves as the national capital and most developed city, known for its white-marble buildings housing theaters, museums, and shopping malls.

Oman travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.

Yemen travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Years of political instability and armed conflicts have kept Yemen off most travel itineraries, yet this country boasts an incredibly rich history and equally impressive landscapes. Home of the biblical kingdom of Sheba, which thrived for over a thousand years, Yemen entered the 20th century divided between the British and Ottoman empires. Independent since 1990, the country remains highly troubled, with tourism in Yemen virtually nonexistent. The few travelers who make it there discover an ancient land of sleepy mountain villages, marine life-rich coral reefs, and forests boasting some of the rarest tree species in the world.

Qatar travel guide

4.1
Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums · Landmarks
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.