10 days in Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

10 days in Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

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10 days in Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

Start: Khiva
Fly:  5 h
1
Samarkand
— 4 nights
2
Samarkand
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Khiva
— 3 nights
End: Khiva

4
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Urgut Market. Explore Samarkand's surroundings by going to Shakhrisabz (Dorut Tilovat, Statue of Amir Timur, & more). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Ulugbek Madrasah, admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, explore the ancient world of Saint Daniel's Tomb, and contemplate the long history of Afrasiyab Settlement.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Samarkand holiday planner.

Khiva to Samarkand is an approximately 5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Samarkand.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Shahrisabz
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Ulugbek Madrasah ©
Ulugbek Madrasah
Sher Dor Madrasah ©
Sher Dor Madrasah
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum ©
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum

2
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum and then make a trip to Registan. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, delve into the distant past at Afrasiab, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Bazaar, then contemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda, and finally delve into the distant past at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Samarkand trip itinerary maker.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

3
nights
Khiva

Khiva ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tura Murad-Tura Minaret. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, don't miss a visit to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, and explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Khiva trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Samarkand to Khiva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. August in Khiva sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark