11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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11 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Tashkent
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Tashkent
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Khiva
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Tram + Foot + Train:  10 h 30 min
3
Bukhara
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Samarkand
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Shahrisabz
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Tashkent

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day
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
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 30th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minor Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tashkent trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airport is Tashkent International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art ©
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

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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 list of things to see and do now includes Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, Khiva Silk Worshop, Ayaz-Kala, and other attractions. On the 31st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Chodra Hovli, admire the striking features of Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, steep yourself in history at Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, browse the exhibits of Shirgazi Khan Madrasah, then don't miss a visit to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, and finally explore the ancient world of Fortress Toprak Kala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, then explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), and finally explore the historical opulence of Nurullaboy Saroyi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Khiva route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Khiva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Fortress Toprak Kala, Ayaz-Kala
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

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Bukhara

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
English-speaking Puppet Theater has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Great Minaret of the Kalon and Ismail Samanid Mausoleum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa) and Poi Kalyan Mosque. When in Bukhara, make a side trip to see Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan, approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, delve into the distant past at Chor-Bakr necropolis, steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, and admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bukhara tour planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Khiva to Bukhara in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Samanid Mausoleum
Samanid Mausoleum
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque

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Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Bazaar, then see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and finally steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Samarkand travel planner.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Shahrisabz.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

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Shahrisabz

Shahrisabz ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Crypt of Tamerlan, don't miss a visit to Dorut Tilovat, make a trip to Dor Us-Siyodat, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Amir Timur, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shahrisabz using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Samarkand to Shahrisabz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Shahrisabz, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shahrisabz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray ©
The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray
Dorut Tilovat ©
Dorut Tilovat
Statue of Amir Timur ©
Statue of Amir Timur

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