60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Sochi, Russia
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 5 nights
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Sochi, Russia

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for parks, winter sports, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, stroll around Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure, make a trip to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, and catch a live event at "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sochi journey maker website.

Ankara, Turkey to Sochi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Ankara, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sochi, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

— 6 nights

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, browse the exhibits of Galileo Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sochi in March, you will find days in Nizhny Novgorod are a bit cooler (2°C), and nights are cooler (-7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online vacation planner.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Moscow.

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Moscow, Russia

— 6 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Red Square, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Kazan, Russia

— 5 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, ski along the peaceful trails at Tramplin Ski Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Kazan road trip app.

Getting from Moscow to Kazan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow in March, Kazan is little chillier at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ulaanbaatar.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Sky Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aryabal Meditation Temple, pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square, and walk around Bogd Khan Uul National Park.

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You can fly from Kazan to Ulaanbaatar in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kazan to Ulaanbaatar. Expect little chillier evenings in Ulaanbaatar when traveling from Kazan in March, with lows around -17°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Almaty.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get all the equipment you need at Shymbulak Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Kok-Tobe Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and enjoy some diversion at Master of Keys.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Almaty trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ulaanbaatar to Almaty takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is minus 2 hours. In April, Almaty is a bit warmer than Ulaanbaatar - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

— 3 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.
On the 5th (Tue), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Jyrgalan Valley, boost your wellbeing at Ak-Suu Hot Spring, don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque, and look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Karakol driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Karakol takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Kashka-Suu Ski Resort, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, and take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bishkek trip planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.
Take a break from Tashkent with a short trip to Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Lake Charvak, stroll through Chimgon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minor Mosque, and get in on the family fun at Central Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tashkent trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bishkek to Tashkent takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bishkek to Tashkent is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks · Theme Parks · 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: identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ashgabat itinerary planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Ashgabat by flight takes about 10.5 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. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baku.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 6 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.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 5 min away. Dedicate the 20th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Baku Old City, examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Baku journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Baku takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ashgabat to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ashgabat in April: highs in Baku hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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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.
Tbilisi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Kartlis Deda, get in on the family fun at Mtatsminda Amusement Park, and surround yourself with nature on All Around Georgia - Tours by Davit.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Russia travel guide

4.7
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

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.

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Mountains
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.

Uzbekistan travel guide

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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

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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.

Azerbaijan travel guide

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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

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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.