11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Tunis
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Samarkand
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Bukhara
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Chimgan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Khiva
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Tunis

3
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Popular historic sites such as Gur Emir Mausoleum and Hazrat Khizr Mosque are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum and Registan. Step out of Samarkand with an excursion to Dorut Tilovat in Shahrisabz--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Regional Studies Museum, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, and don't miss a visit to University Boulevard.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Samarkand route builder .

Tunis, Tunisia to Samarkand is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Uzbekistan Time (UZT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tunis in March, with highs in Samarkand at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dorut Tilovat
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Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum ©
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum

2
nights
Bukhara

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 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Balyand Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosh Madrasah, look for gifts at History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre, contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, then delve into the distant past at Chor-Bakr necropolis, and finally examine the collection at Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then gain insight at Gaukushan Madrasah, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fayzulla Khujayev House.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukhara attractions tool .

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Chimgan.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Kosh Madrasah ©
Kosh Madrasah
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum

1
night
Chimgan

Chimgan ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Charvak Reservoir, then hit the slopes at Chimgan Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pulatkhan Plateau.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chimgan online route planner .

Getting from Bukhara to Chimgan by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Chimgan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Charvak Reservoir
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Pulatkhan Plateau ©
Pulatkhan Plateau
Chimgan Ski Resort ©
Chimgan Ski Resort
Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, make a trip to Ota Darvoza, admire the landmark architecture of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, then explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then contemplate the long history of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, and finally see the interesting displays at Shirgazi Khan Madrasah.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Khiva online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chimgan to Khiva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Museums
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Ota Darvoza ©
Ota Darvoza
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala

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