Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

Our 3 Month Silk Road Itinerary

We are lucky enough to be travelling to many countries along the Silk Road from late July to early November 2016. We are not strictly travelling along the main Silk Road routes, which traditionally begin in China, but we are visiting many of the highlights. We will be travelling by local transport, but we have met lots of people travelling this route by bicycle, motorbike or hitchhiking.

Our Silk Road Itinerary

We have posted our rough itinerary below (we may go a little ‘off piste’ from time to time), which can hopefully help you to plan your own Silk Road adventure! Planning an itinerary for this part of the world can be a headache due to visa regulations, so we have also noted where we will be stopping for visas.

  1. Omsk – Russia
  2. Astana – Kazakhstan (apply for Uzbek visa)
  3. Almaty – Kazakhstan
  4. Shymkent – Kazakhstan
  5. Bishkek – Kyrgyzstan (apply for Iranian tourist visa)
  6. Cholpon Ata at Lake Issyl Kol – Kyrgyzstan
  7. Kochkor/Song Kul – Kyrgyzstan
  8. Osh – Kyrgyzstan
  9. Murghab – Tajikistan
  10. Khorog via Wakhan Valley – Tajikistan
  11. Dushanbe – Tajikistan
  12. Tashkent – Uzbekistan (apply for Turmenistan transit visa)
  13. Khiva and surrounds – Uzbekistan
  14. Bukhara – Uzbekistan
  15. Turmenabat – Turkmenistan
  16. Ashgabat – Turkmenistan
  17. Mashhad – Iran
  18. Isfahan – Iran
  19. Yazd – Iran
  20. Shiraz – Iran
  21. Tehran – Iran
  22. Tabriz – Iran
  23. Yerevan and surrounds – Armenia
  24. Tblisi and surrounds – Georgia

Three Month Silk Road Itinerary

NOTE: For Australians, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are visa free. Tajikistan, Georgia and Armenia have e-visas. Visa regulations change regularly so make sure you check for updates on websites like Caravanistan and Smartraveller before you depart. 

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