The planned route Here is our planned route! We are planning to take 7 weeks to do all this, from July 16th to September 12th. Fingers crossed… Also, check below some of the places we are not intending to miss… Persepolis ruins, Iran. Gate of hell, Turkmenistan. Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Pamir Highway, Tajikistan. Edirne, Turkey. Mongolian steppe.