60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 7 nights
2
Yerevan, Armenia
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Tehran, Iran
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Shiraz, Iran
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Isfahan, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Tabriz, Iran
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
13
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

7
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rustaveli Avenue and Lisi Lake. Popular historic sites such as Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Stalin Museum) and Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Samtavro Church, & more). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashveti Church, and see the interesting displays at Open Air Museum of Ethnography.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Tbilisi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Tbilisi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Tbilisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

8
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Popular historic sites such as The Monastery of Geghard and Kakavaberd Fortress are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Saint Gayane Church (in Vagharshapat). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caucasus Mountains, don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, and contemplate the long history of Garni Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip maker site .

Fly from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Yerevan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tehran.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Garni, Vagharshapat, Amberd Fortress, Hayravank Monastery, Armaghan Mountain
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

6
nights
Tehran, Iran

Tehran ©
Tehran, the capital and one of the largest cities in the Middle East, sits in the foothills of a mountain range and stretches out for miles.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Golestan Palace and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National Jewelry Treasury and Darband. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iran, take in the views from Tabiat Bridge, appreciate the history behind Azadi Tower, and see the interesting displays at Carpet Museum of Iran.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tehran travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yerevan to Tehran in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yerevan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tehran, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Tehran

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Golestan Palace ©
Golestan Palace
The National Jewelry Treasury ©
The National Jewelry Treasury
Darband ©
Darband

5
nights
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz ©
An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Persepolis and Pasargad. Nasir al-Mulk Mosque and Eram Garden (Baq e Eram) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Shiraz's surroundings by going to Tomb of Cyrus (in Pasargad), Nagsh-e Rostam (in Persepolis) and Bishapur (in Kazerun). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah-e-Cheragh Shrine, contemplate the long history of Qavam House, explore the activities along Maharloo Lake, and get a taste of the local shopping with Vakil Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shiraz trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tehran to Shiraz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Shiraz when traveling from Tehran in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Esfahan.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pasargad, Persepolis, Bishapur
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Persepolis ©
Persepolis
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque ©
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque
Pasargad ©
Pasargad

2
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Vank Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Isfahan Music Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Naqshe Jahan Square(Shah Square). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Chehel Sotoun, explore the historical opulence of Aali Qapu Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at jame Mosque of Isfahan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and finally take in the views from Khajou Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Esfahan trip maker app .

You can fly from Shiraz to Esfahan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Shiraz in September, plan for little chillier nights in Esfahan, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tabriz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Vank Cathedral
Vank Cathedral

2
nights
Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz ©
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
On the 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kandovan, stroll through Khaqani Park, then snap pictures at Qari Bridges, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bazaar of Tabriz. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Laleh Park Mall and then take in the awesome beauty at Colorful Mountains of Tabriz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tabriz trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Esfahan to Tabriz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Esfahan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tabriz, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tabriz

Parks Nature Shopping
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Colorful Mountains of Tabriz ©
Colorful Mountains of Tabriz
Kandovan
Kandovan
Bazaar of Tabriz ©
Bazaar of Tabriz

7
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Popular historic sites such as Old City Baku and Palace of the Shirvanshahs are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, make a trip to Fountain Square, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baku itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tabriz to Baku. When traveling from Tabriz in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Baku, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape ©

1
night
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa, then make a trip to Monument Arch of Neutrality, then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ashgabat National Museum of History. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then don't miss a visit to Ashgabat Train Station, then hunt for treasures at Tolkuchka-Basar, and finally try your luck at Ashgabat hippodrome.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ashgabat travel route planner .

Fly from Baku to Ashgabat in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Baku to Ashgabat is 1 hour. While traveling from Baku, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ashgabat, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Casinos Fun & Games Museums
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Ashgabat hippodrome ©
Ashgabat hippodrome
Turkmen Carpet Museum ©
Turkmen Carpet Museum
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa

6
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Ascension Cathedral and St. Nicholas Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Kok-Tobe Hill and Big Almaty Lake. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lakes, examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, laugh and play at Almaty Central Park, and fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Almaty journey planning website .

Traveling by flight from Ashgabat to Almaty takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkmenistan Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ashgabat in September, with highs in Almaty at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kolsai Lake, Lake Alakol
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake

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.
Get some cultural insight at Ala-Too Square and Monument to Manas the Great. Take a break from the city and head to Ala-Archa Gorge and Sokuluk Gorge. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Iron Horse Nomads, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panfilov Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Ak-Sai Glacier, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishkek day trip planner .

Getting from Almaty to Bishkek by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Almaty in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bishkek, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nurek Dam and Botanical Garden and Zoo. Step out of Dushanbe to go to Hisor and see Hisor Fortress, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Fill the 5th (Sat) with excitement at Delfin Aquapark. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Varzob, stroll through Rudaki Park, admire all the interesting features of Pamir Stadium, and make a trip to Ismaili Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dushanbe online day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Dushanbe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Kirgizstan Time (KGT) to Tajikistan Time (TJT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Bishkek, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dushanbe, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Samarkand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nurek Dam, Hisor Fortress
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark

1
night
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah, then make a trip to Registan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bibi Khanym Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory, explore the ancient world of Saint Daniel's Tomb, explore the ancient world of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Regional Studies Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Samarkand trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dushanbe to Samarkand by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Dushanbe, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Samarkand, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Registan ©
Registan

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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 in touch with nature at Charvak Reservoir and Chimgon. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Metro Taschkent, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tashkent trip tool .

You can fly from Samarkand to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

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