16 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

16 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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16 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  15​h
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Riga, Latvia

4
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Peace and Reconciliation as well as Sky Beach Club. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, stroll around City Park, and browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr.

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Riga, Latvia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Alma-Ata Time is 4 hours. May in Nur-Sultan sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Almaty on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

3
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes First President's Park, Almaty Television Tower and Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, make a trip to Big Almaty Lake, and try out the rides at Almaty Central Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty day trip website .

Getting from Nur-Sultan to Almaty by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in May, Almaty is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Almaty

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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Almaty Central Park ©
Almaty Central Park

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amir Timur Museum. On the 18th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, make a trip to Amir Temur Square, and then don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

Before you visit Tashkent, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Almaty to Tashkent by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Uzbekistan Time (UZT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You will leave for Bukhara on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Tashkent

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Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
TV Tower ©
TV Tower

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 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa) and then admire the striking features of Chor-Minor. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, make a trip to Trading Domes, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip planner.

Fly from Tashkent to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Samarkand on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Bukhara

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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

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 (Fri): stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then get curious at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and finally explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bukhara in May: highs in Samarkand hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Ulugh Beg Observatory ©
Ulugh Beg Observatory

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