60 days in Asia Itinerary

60 days in Asia Itinerary

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Tehran, Iran
— 9 nights
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Isfahan, Iran
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Shiraz, Iran
— 9 nights
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 5 nights
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Mary, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 2 nights
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Kabul, Afghanistan
— 3 nights
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Islamabad, Pakistan
— 6 nights
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Lahore, Pakistan
— 8 nights
Fly to Linfen Qiaoli Airport, Drive to Xinjiang County
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Xinjiang County, China
— 6 nights
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Tehran, Iran

— 9 nights

Teh

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moghadam Museum and Ab-o-Atash Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Golestan Palace, wander the streets of Darband, walk around Mellat Park, and take in the views from Tabiat Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tehran trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tehran is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Tehran is 2.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Tehran reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Tehran

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 10:

Isfahan, Iran

— 9 nights

Half of the World

A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bedkhem Church and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, explore the historical opulence of Chehel Sotoun, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Isfahan trip maker tool.

Getting from Tehran to Isfahan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tehran in June since evenings lows in Isfahan dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shiraz.

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 19:

Shiraz, Iran

— 9 nights

City of Poets

An esteemed center of Persian culture, Shiraz boats plentiful artistic, architectural, and religious points of interest.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Qalat Village and Delgosha Garden. When in Shiraz, make a side trip to see Persepolis in Persepolis, approximately Persepolis away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Hafez, stroll through Eram Garden (Baq e Eram), browse the eclectic array of goods at Vakil Bazaar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nasir al-Mulk Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shiraz trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Isfahan to Shiraz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June in Shiraz, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Shiraz

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 28:

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

— 5 nights
A Soviet-like grid of opulent marble edifices in the center of the desert, Ashgabat paints an unusual picture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turkmen Carpet Museum and Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, make a trip to Gypjak Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hezreti Osman Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ashgabat tour planning app.

You can fly from Shiraz to Ashgabat in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Turkmenistan Standard Time (TMT) is 1.5 hours. Traveling from Shiraz in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Ashgabat. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mary.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:

Mary, Turkmenistan

— 2 nights
Prosperous thanks to its successful cotton growing and processing industry, Mary retains much of the Soviet-era sensibility once prevalent in this part of the world.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Gyaur Kala.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mary online trip maker.

You can fly from Ashgabat to Mary in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Mary are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bamyan.

Things to do in Mary

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Bamyan, Afghanistan

— 2 nights

Place of Shining Light

For centuries a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, Bamyan now represents one of the most stable places in war-torn Afghanistan.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Band-e-Amir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bamyan sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Mary to Bamyan in 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Turkmenistan Standard Time to Afghanistan Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Kabul.

Things to do in Bamyan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Kabul, Afghanistan

— 3 nights
A trip to Kabul reveals an intense portrait of Afghanistan's past, present, and future.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Museum of Afghanistan and Darul Aman Palace. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Babur Tomb, walk around Bagh-e Babur, stroll the grounds of Christian Cemetery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah-e Doh Shamshira Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kabul holiday planner.

Getting from Bamyan to Kabul by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Kabul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Islamabad, Pakistan

— 6 nights
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pakistan monument and Daman-e-Koh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Islamabad: Karakoram Highway (in Hassan Abdal) and Pir Sohawa (in Haripur). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Margalla Hills, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golrah Shrine, take an in-depth tour of Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, and admire the striking features of Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamabad trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kabul to Islamabad takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kabul to Islamabad is 0.5 hours. In July in Islamabad, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Lahore, Pakistan

— 8 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Spas. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Lahore Fort, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shahi Guzargah, contemplate the long history of Badshahi Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Ali Hajvery's Tomb.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lahore journey planner.

You can fly from Islamabad to Lahore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in Lahore sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Xinjiang County.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 24:

Xinjiang County, China

— 6 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yun Qiu Mountain and Dingcun Village Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Xinjiang County: Dongyue Temple of Wanrong, Yuncheng (in Wanrong County) and Longmen Gorges (in Hejin).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Xinjiang County trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahore to Xinjiang County. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xinjiang County

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 30:

Iran travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Known as Persia for most of its long history, Iran once represented a mighty empire that encompassed everything from modern Turkey in the west to India in the east. Today, visitors on a tour of Iran discover a country of numerous ethnic groups and a culture revealing traces of Arab, Greek, Mongol, and Turkish influences. Sightseeing in Iran allows you to follow in the ancient footsteps of a former world power, nowhere more apparent than at Persepolis, an old Persian capital established long before the birth of Christ and burned down by Alexander of Macedonia. Other highlights on an Iranian itinerary may include visits to cozy teahouses, busy open-air markets, vast deserts dotted with otherworldly oases, and rugged mountains presiding over plains, forests, and meandering rivers.

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.

Afghanistan travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · National Parks
Often the central story in the evening news for the worst of reasons, Afghanistan remains a troubled country ravaged by internal conflict and shaken to its core by political instability. Although few travelers take a trip to Afghanistan for pleasure, this landlocked nation boasts breathtaking extremes of landscape and a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Powerful empires came and went over the ages, leaving an indelible mark on Afghanistan's culture, arts, and religion. The last few decades have brought mostly chaos, from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979, to the 2001 offensive led jointly by NATO and American forces. Today, Afghanistan remains a battered though undeniably picturesque country slowly figuring out how to reinvent itself as a young democracy.

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.