14 days in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

14 days in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

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14 days in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Chimgon.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent trip website .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Tashkent is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Uzbekistan Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Chimgon ©
Chimgon

2
nights
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 3rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, and then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Khiva trip planner.

Fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Samarkand.

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Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tillya Kori Madrasah and Sher Dor Madrasah. Visit Ulugbek Madrasah and Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Happy Bird, hunt for treasures at Central Bazaar, and stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Samarkand sightseeing planning app .

Fly from Khiva to Samarkand in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Bukhara.

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Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan

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.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and finally make a trip to Trading Domes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, and finally admire the striking features of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bukhara trip maker app .

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bukhara are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah ©
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum

4
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Alakol and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and admire the landmark architecture of Kazakhstan National Science Academy.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty attractions app .

Getting from Bukhara to Almaty by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bukhara to Almaty, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bukhara in August: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Issyk, Lake Alakol
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk

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