24 days in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan Itinerary

24 days in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan Itinerary

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nukus, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Muynak, Uzbekistan
— Few hours
Drive
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Nukus, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive to Urgench Airport, Fly to Bukhara Airport
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Train
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ayni, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Khujand, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then don't miss a visit to Barak-Khan Madrassah, and then enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), then appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent vacation planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Tashkent is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Uzbekistan Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nukus.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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Nukus, Uzbekistan

Serving as a popular base to explore the ruins and nature around the Aral Sea, Nukus also boasts its fair share of attractions.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nukus trip planner.

You can fly from Tashkent to Nukus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Muynak.

Things to do in Nukus

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

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Muynak, Uzbekistan

Mo‘ynoq, also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. On the 29th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Muynak journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Nukus to Muynak takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nukus.

Things to do in Muynak

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

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Nukus, Uzbekistan

Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Mizdakhan Necropolis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Nukus day trip website.

Traveling by car from Muynak to Nukus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Nukus

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Khiva is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, and admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Khiva day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nukus to Khiva in 3 hours. March in Khiva sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, and contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bukhara tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Khiva to Bukhara. In April, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, and finally get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Samarkand travel route planning tool.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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.
When in Dushanbe, make a side trip to see Nurek Dam in Nurek, approximately Nurek away. There's still lots to do: walk around Rudaki Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities, don't miss a visit to National Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haji Yaqub Mosque.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dushanbe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Samarkand to Dushanbe in 6 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Dushanbe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Ayni.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

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Ayni, Tajikistan

Ayni or Aini is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fann Mountains and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fann Mountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ayni trip app.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Ayni takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Khujand.

Things to do in Ayni

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

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Khujand, Tajikistan

For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Get out of town with these interesting Khujand side-trips: Istaravshan (Fortress Mug Teppe & Medressa of Abdullatif Sultan). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, pause for some photo ops at Kamal Khujandi Statue, and make a trip to The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Khujand trip planner.

You can drive from Ayni to Khujand in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Khujand, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments and then steep yourself in history at Hisor Fortress. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at Delfin Aquapark.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dushanbe day trip planner.

Drive from Khujand to Dushanbe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Uzbekistan travel guide

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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.

Tajikistan travel guide

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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.