61 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

61 days in Asia & United States Itinerary

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
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Fly to Turkmenabad, Taxi to Olot, Train to Samarkand
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Fly to Kabul, Drive to Bamyan
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Bamyan, Afghanistan
— 1 night
Drive to Kabul, Fly to Lhasa
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Lhasa, China
— 4 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas, United States
— 6 nights
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New Orleans, United States
— 4 nights
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Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
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Chicago, United States
— 5 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 7 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): go for a walk through Inspiration Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Lenin, then take an in-depth tour of Ashgabat National Museum of History, then make a trip to Geokdepe, and finally make a trip to Gypjak Mosque. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Pushkin Bust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ertugrul Gazi Mosque, see the interesting displays at Turkmen Carpet Museum, then examine the collection at Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts, and finally delve into the distant past at Parthian Fortresses of Nisa - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ashgabat online travel planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Ashgabat is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bratislava to Ashgabat. In October, Ashgabat is a bit warmer than Bratislava - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Samarkand.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Samarkand, Uzbekistan — 3 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Samarkand trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Ashgabat to Samarkand in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ashgabat in October, Samarkand is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Dushanbe.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Dushanbe, Tajikistan — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, stroll around Rudaki Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, then make a trip to Ismaili Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of New Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Samarkand to Dushanbe in 6 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Samarkand in October, you will find days in Dushanbe are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bishkek.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Revolution Militants Square, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, then walk around Panfilov Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip planner.

Fly from Dushanbe to Bishkek in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Tajikistan Time (TJT) to Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Dushanbe in October, plan for little chillier days in Bishkek, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bamyan.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Bamyan, Afghanistan — 1 night

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 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Shahr-e-Zahak (Red City) and then steep yourself in history at Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bamyan trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bishkek to Bamyan by combination of flight and car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Bishkek to Bamyan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lhasa.
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Historic Sites
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Lhasa, China — 4 nights

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lhasa online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bamyan to Lhasa in 21 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Bamyan to Lhasa, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Lhasa are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

San Francisco, United States — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to San Francisco takes 21.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lhasa to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
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Los Angeles, United States — 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Greystone Mansion and Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:

Las Vegas, United States — 6 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.
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Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:

New Orleans, United States — 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, walk around Audubon Park, get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Orlando.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Orlando, United States — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, make a splash at Discovery Cove, and make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:

Chicago, United States — 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Orlando to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in November, things will get much colder in Chicago: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:

Washington DC, United States — 5 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Washington DC at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

New York City, United States — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

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.
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Uzbekistan travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
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.
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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.
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Kyrgyzstan travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Spas & Wellness
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.
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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.
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Tibet travel guide

4.6
Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Roof of the World
Standing at an average height of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), Tibet reigns as the highest region on Earth. Tourism in Tibet revolves around the area's intense natural and cultural heritage, with Tibetan Buddhist sites and serious mountaineering drawing most visitors to the region. See the home of dalai lamas and their summer palaces, and take part in a meditation with monks. Outdoor adventures can take you to the world's highest saltwater, as well as one of the world's highest monasteries. Home to legendary Mount Everest and other soaring peaks, this "roof of the world" beckons to adventurous climbers, while several of China's major rivers have their source on the Tibetan Plateau. During your tour of Tibet, be sure to try some of the regional staples: roasted barley, yak meat, and yak butter tea.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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