10 days in Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Itinerary

10 days in Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Itinerary

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10 days in Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, don't miss a visit to Chor-Minor, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then steep yourself in history at Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, and finally stroll the grounds of Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bukhara holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Bukhara is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Singapore to Bukhara. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Bukhara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

2
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Registan, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Tillya Kori Madrasah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, then delve into the distant past at Afrasiab, and finally get engrossed in the history at Afrasiyab Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Samarkand vacation planner.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Bukhara, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Samarkand, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

1
night
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, then admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and finally take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tashkent online trip maker .

You can fly from Samarkand to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
TV Tower ©
TV Tower

1
night
Khiva, Uzbekistan

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.
On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, and finally contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli).

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Khiva tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Khiva, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Kunya-Urgench.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Mohammed Amin Madrassah ©
Mohammed Amin Madrassah

1
night
Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan

Kunya-Urgench ©
Konye-Urgench, also known as Kunya-Urgench, Old Urgench or Urganj, is a municipality of about 30,000 inhabitants in north Turkmenistan, just south from its border with Uzbekistan. On the 31st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kunya-Urgench, steep yourself in history at Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, then make a trip to Kutlug Timur Minaret, then steep yourself in history at Il Arslan Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Konye Urgenc.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kunya-Urgench trip itinerary website .

Getting from Khiva to Kunya-Urgench by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kunya-Urgench can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Ashgabat.

Things to do in Kunya-Urgench

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kutlug Timur Minaret ©
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Kunya-Urgench ©
Kunya-Urgench
Konye Urgenc ©
Konye Urgenc

3
nights
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat ©
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 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kow Ata Underground Lake, then get outside with Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings, and then delve into the distant past at Parthian Settlement of Nisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Wedding Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Monument Arch of Neutrality, pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument, then examine the collection at Turkmen Carpet Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ertugrul Gazi Mosque.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ashgabat tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kunya-Urgench to Ashgabat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kunya-Urgench in May, with highs in Ashgabat at 31°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ashgabat

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parthian Settlement of Nisa ©
Parthian Settlement of Nisa
Independence Monument ©
Independence Monument
Kow Ata Underground Lake ©
Kow Ata Underground Lake

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