12 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

12 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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12 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Dushanbe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Qurghonteppa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Artuch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Penjikent
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Khujand
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Khorog
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Amman

2
nights
Dushanbe

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the galleries of Artists' Colony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take a memorable drive along Karatag Gorge, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ziyodullo Shahidi Museum Of Musical Culture. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Yagnob Valley, don't miss a visit to Stele with the Emblem of Tajikistan, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Varzob.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe travel itinerary planner .

Amman, Jordan to Dushanbe is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Amman to Dushanbe. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dushanbe when traveling from Amman in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Nature Parks Museums
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St.Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St.Nicholas Orthodox Church
Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Yagnob Valley ©
Yagnob Valley

1
night
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Childukhtaron Valley, appreciate the history behind Monument Rudaki, make a trip to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then explore the activities along Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, and finally examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Qurghonteppa online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa in 1.5 hours. August in Qurghonteppa sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Artuch.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa

1
night
Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. On the 14th (Wed), explore the activities along Kulikalon Lakes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Artuch road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Qurghonteppa to Artuch. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Penjikent.

Things to do in Artuch

Nature Parks
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Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

1
night
Penjikent

Penjikent ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro, learn more about the world around you at Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki, and then don't miss a visit to Olim Dodkho Mosque.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Penjikent road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Artuch to Penjikent. In August, daily temperatures in Penjikent can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Penjikent

Museums

Side Trip

Panjakent
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Olim Dodkho Mosque ©
Olim Dodkho Mosque

2
nights
Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Kamal Khujandi Statue, make a trip to The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, stroll around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, then examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, then pause for some photo ops at Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, and finally admire the striking features of Arbob Cultural Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Khujand trip planner .

Traveling by car from Penjikent to Khujand takes 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Khujand are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

3
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Somoni Statue, then don't miss a visit to National Flag of Tajikistan, and finally see the interesting displays at Khorog Regional Museum. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Khorog Bazaar and then explore the activities along Bulunkul Lake.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khorog online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Khujand to Khorog takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Khorog

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