29 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

29 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Bratislava, Slovakia
Drive:  1​h
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Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
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Minsk, Belarus
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— Few hours
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Khujand, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
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Termiz, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  10​h 30​min
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
15
Vienna, Austria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
End: Bratislava, Slovakia


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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
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Bratislava, Slovakia to Vienna is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Minsk.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Chapel of St. Virgil ©
Chapel of St. Virgil

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minsk online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Vienna to Minsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect Minsk to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 2°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Astana.

Things to do in Minsk

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
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 20th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr and then make a trip to The Baiterek Tower.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Astana vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Astana takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Minsk to Astana. In April, daytime highs in Astana are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping
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Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, nature, historic sites, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gear up at Shymbulak Ski Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baiken Mosque, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Astana to Almaty by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Astana in April, expect Almaty to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

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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.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, get engrossed in the history at State History Museum, and stroll around Panfilov Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek attractions planner.

Getting from Almaty to Bishkek by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bishkek are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Osh.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Tours
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osh New Mosque, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lenin Peak, then look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Osh visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Osh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Khujand.

Things to do in Osh

Nature Parks Shopping
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Jayma Bazaar Osh ©
Jayma Bazaar Osh

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Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Khujand is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, pause for some photo ops at Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, stroll through Park Kamal Khudzhandi, and learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Khujand trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Osh to Khujand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Kirgizstan Time to Yekaterinburg Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Khujand sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Museums Nature
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Somoni park ©
Somoni park
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, take in the exciting artwork at NOOR ART GALLERY, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, and finally walk around Rudaki Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe tour planning tool .

You can fly from Khujand to Dushanbe in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Termiz.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Museums Shopping Parks
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National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan ©

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Termiz, Uzbekistan

Termiz ©
Termez is a city in the southernmost part of Uzbekistan near the Hairatan border crossing of Afghanistan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Church of Aleksandr Nevskiy, contemplate the long history of Kampirtepa, then don't miss a visit to Sultan Saodat Complex, then don't miss a visit to Archeological Museum, and finally make a trip to Fayoztepa.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Termiz planner .

Getting from Dushanbe to Termiz by car takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dushanbe in May, with highs in Termiz at 40°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Samarkand on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Termiz

Historic Sites Museums
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Archeological Museum ©
Archeological Museum
Sultan Saodat Complex ©
Sultan Saodat Complex
Fayoztepa ©
Fayoztepa

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda, delve into the distant past at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then make a trip to Registan, and finally contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Termiz to Samarkand takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Termiz, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Samarkand, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum ©
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, spas, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Poi Kalyan Mosque, steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Bukhara Emirs.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip planner.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Samarkand in May, expect nights in Bukhara to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret, admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then make a trip to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Khiva day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Bukhara to Khiva in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, then make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, and finally hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, make a trip to Amir Temur Square, then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication History, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Tashkent online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Khiva to Tashkent takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul visit app .

Getting from Tashkent to Istanbul by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tashkent to Istanbul. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna visit app .

Fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Vienna. You will leave for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Vienna

Nightlife Museums Tours
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