16 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

16 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uzbekistan trip planner

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

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Tashkent

— 4 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower, and don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tashkent trip itinerary planning website.

Guwahati, India to Tashkent is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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: steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda, make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulugbek Madrasah, and explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Samarkand trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tashkent to Samarkand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

Bukhara

— 4 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: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bukhara trip planner.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Khiva

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah, explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and finally steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), then explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Khiva holiday app.

Explore your travel options from Bukhara to Khiva with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Khiva are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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 19th (Thu): head outdoors with Chimgan Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Pulatkhan Plateau, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Charvak Reservoir.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chimgan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Khiva to Chimgan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

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.