12 days in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

12 days in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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12 days in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Khorog, Tajikistan
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nurek, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + train + taxi:  9​h 15​min
5
Muynak, Uzbekistan
— 1 day
taxi + train:  10​h 30​min
6
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Chennai, India


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1
day
Khorog, Tajikistan

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, witness a stunning natural landmark at Garm Chashma, explore the activities along Bulunkul Lake, walk around Khorog City Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, and finally appreciate the history behind National Flag of Tajikistan.

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

Chennai, India to Khorog is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Nurek.

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma

1
night
Nurek, Tajikistan

Nurek ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Tunnel Khalton, then appreciate the history behind Stele to Constructors of Nurek Hydroelectric Power Plant, then see human ingenuity at work at Nurek Dam, and finally appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nurek trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Khorog to Nurek in 3.5 hours. June in Nurek sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Nurek

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Registan, then explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah, deepen your understanding at Sher Dor Madrasah, explore the ancient world of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then explore the ancient world of Afrasiab, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Samarkand travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nurek to Samarkand takes 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum ©
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum

2
nights
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 24th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, then make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Kosh Madrasah, admire the striking features of Nodir Devon Begi Xonaqosi, contemplate the long history of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, admire the landmark architecture of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Mir-i Arab Madrasah.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bukhara online travel planner .

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Muynak.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi

1
day
Muynak, Uzbekistan

Muynak ©
Mo‘ynoq, also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum and then get outside with Ships Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Muynak trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Bukhara to Muynak in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Muynak

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Ships Cemetery ©
Ships Cemetery

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, then make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, and finally steep yourself in history at Citadel Kunya-ark. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Khiva sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Muynak to Khiva takes 10.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque, don't miss a visit to Barak-Khan Madrassah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Teleshayakh Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

Plan my trip to Tashkent with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Khiva to Tashkent by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah

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