12 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

12 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uzbekistan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tashkent
— 2 nights
Train
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Samarkand
— 3 nights
Train
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Bukhara
— 3 nights
Fly to Urgench Airport, Drive to Khiva
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Khiva
— 1 night
Fly
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Chimgan
— 2 nights
Drive to Tashkent International Airport, Fly to Gaya

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Tashkent

— 2 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

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Gaya, India to Tashkent is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gaya to Tashkent. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Samarkand

— 3 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

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You can take a train from Tashkent to Samarkand in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Bukhara

— 3 nights

City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, don't miss a visit to Ark of Bukhara, pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum.

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Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums

Khiva

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and finally admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bukhara to Khiva. In June, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chimgan.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites

Chimgan

— 2 nights
Chimgan or Chimgon is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan, near Chirchiq, Uzbekistan.DescriptionThe tourist skiing complex Chimgan is located 85 km away from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the spurs of Chatkal Range on the height of 1,600 metres, in the Western Tien Shan mountains, surrounding Tashkent from the East. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Chimgan Ski Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulatkhan Plateau, and then explore the activities along Charvak Reservoir.

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Fly from Khiva to Chimgan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chimgan

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.