60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Hong Kong, China
— 7 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 7 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 7 nights
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Fly to Almaty, Drive to Cholpon-Ata, Bus to Karakol
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
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Khujand, Tajikistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan
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Hong Kong, China

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong online tour itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Hong Kong is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

Shanghai, China

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Go for a jaunt from Shanghai to Jiashan County to see Xitang Ancient Town about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip site.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in March: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 15:

Xi'an, China

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), look for all kinds of wild species at Travel China Guide, and don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, Xi'an is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Beijing, China

— 6 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, fly down the slopes at Jundushan Ski, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

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

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beijing, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 7 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Change things up with a short trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple in Gorkhi Terelj National Park (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: get all the equipment you need at Sky Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manzshir Monastery, don't miss a visit to Genghis Khan Square, and pause for some photo ops at Zaisan Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ulaanbaatar trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Beijing in March, with highs in Ulaanbaatar at 0°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karakol.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

— 5 nights
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: Tosor (Canyon Skazka & Canyon Fairy Tale) and Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata (in Cholpon Ata). There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, get to know the resident critters at Bugu-Ene Zoo, walk around River Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Karakol tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from Ulaanbaatar to Karakol takes 20 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) to Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 5 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.
When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately Tokmok away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kashka-Suu Ski Resort, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and trek along Issyk-Ata Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bishkek road trip site.

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Khujand, Tajikistan

— 3 nights
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Explore Khujand's surroundings by going to Istaravshan (Bust of Lenin, Fortress Mug Teppe, &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, contemplate the long history of Arbob Cultural Palace, make a trip to The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and walk around Somoni park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Khujand planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bishkek to Khujand takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bishkek to Khujand. Traveling from Bishkek in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Khujand, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 5 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tashkent: Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona) and Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lake Charvak, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tashkent road trip planning app.

Drive from Khujand to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 4 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: take an unorthodox tour of Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, and make a trip to Gypjak Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ashgabat trip planning site.

Getting from Tashkent to Ashgabat by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Karaganda.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Karaganda, Kazakhstan

— 3 nights
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
When in Karaganda, make a side trip to see Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau, approximately Temirtau away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and make a trip to Regional Central Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip planning website.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Karaganda in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ashgabat to Karaganda is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ashgabat in April; daily highs in Karaganda reach 14°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

Almaty, Kazakhstan

— 3 nights
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: fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, browse the eclectic array of goods at Zelenyy Bazar, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Almaty day trip tool.

Getting from Karaganda to Almaty by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Karaganda in April, expect Almaty to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

China travel guide

4.4
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

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.

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · National Parks · Flea Markets
A landlocked country of soaring mountains and sprawling steppes, Kyrgyzstan only became independent in 1991, after several decades as one of the Soviet Union's republics. Today, the country represents a growingly popular tourist destination, enticing visitors to come with its rolling pastures and unspoiled mountain landscapes. A trip to Kyrgyzstan reveals a mostly rural land, where it's still possible to witness the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic shepherds living in portable yurts--simple dwellings made of wood and animal skins. You'd be hard-pressed to find many urban attractions here, but the hospitality of the natives and the stunning natural scenery will more than make up for any lack of modern amenities.

Tajikistan travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Parks · History Museums
Caravans loaded with goods passed through Tajikistan when the ancient Silk Road ran through this country; today, it is one of the world's poorest and least explored nations. Devastated by the civil war of the 1990s, Tajikistan tourism has recently bounced back, as the country's unspoiled mountain landscapes attract a growing number of daring climbers and adventurous travelers. Picturesque highland villages welcome foreign explorers searching for an authentic Central Asian experience in a place seemingly frozen in time. Roads are practically nonexistent in many places and public transport unreliable, but the hospitable Tajiks treat visitors with such warmth and kindness you're not likely to mind the lack of amenities and modern distractions.

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.

Kazakhstan travel guide

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Parks · Lookouts · Churches
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.