18 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

18 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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Fly
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Tashkent
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Kokand
Train
3
Margilan
— 1 day
Train to Tashkent South, Fly to Termiz
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Termiz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Shahrisabz
— 1 day
Drive
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Samarkand
— 2 nights
Train
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Bukhara
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Gijduvan
— 1 day
Drive
9
Navoiy
— 1 day
Drive
10
Nurota
— 2 nights
Drive to Bukhara Airport, Fly to Urgench
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Urgench
— 1 day
Drive
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Khiva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nukus
— 1 night
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Tashkent

— 3 nights

City of Bread

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 TV Tower, Human House Shop, Old Tashkent, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral and World War II Memorial. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ensemble Hazrati Imam, explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, pause for some photo ops at Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tashkent online tour planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tashkent is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cairo to Tashkent. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kokand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Kokand

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kokand stood as the capital of the Kokand khanate, developing into an important religious and educational center, with many mosques and madrassas.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Khan Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kokand trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Tashkent to Kokand in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Kokand, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margilan.

Things to do in Kokand

Museums
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Margilan

— 1 day
Margilan is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Yodgorlik Silk Factory.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Margilan online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kokand to Margilan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Termiz.

Things to do in Margilan

Classes · Shopping
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Termiz

— 1 night
Termez is a city in the southernmost part of Uzbekistan near the Hairatan border crossing of Afghanistan. You've now added Uchkizil to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Aleksandr Nevskiy, explore the activities along Uchkizil, then browse the exhibits of Archeological Museum, then steep yourself in history at Al Khakim At Termizi Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Fayoztepa.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Termiz trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Margilan to Termiz in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Margilan in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Termiz: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shahrisabz.

Things to do in Termiz

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Shahrisabz

— 1 day
Shakhrisabz, is a city in Qashqadaryo Region in southern Uzbekistan located approximately 80 km south of Samarkand with a population of 100,300 . On the 7th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Amir Timur, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, don't miss a visit to Dor Us-Siyodat, then make a trip to Crypt of Tamerlan, and finally don't miss a visit to Dorut Tilovat.

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Traveling by car from Termiz to Shahrisabz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. When traveling from Termiz in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Shahrisabz, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Samarkand.

Things to do in Shahrisabz

Historic Sites

Samarkand

— 2 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, Chupan Ata Shrine, Khodja Abdi Darun Shrine, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah, deepen your understanding at Ulugbek Madrasah, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then see the interesting displays at House Museum of Sadriddin Ayni, and finally contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Chupan Ata Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gur Emir Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Regional Studies Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Chorsu Art Galery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shahrisabz to Samarkand takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Samarkand are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths

Bukhara

— 2 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.
You've added Ark of Bukhara, Moschea Bolo-khauz, Lyab-i-Hauz, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), stop by History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre, contemplate the long history of Zindan, don't miss a visit to Trading Domes, steep yourself in history at Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Hodja Nasreddin, and finally contemplate the long history of Kosh Madrasah. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, don't miss a visit to Memorial Complex of Imam Al Bukhari, admire the masterpieces at Art Museum Kamoliddin Behzod, take in the spiritual surroundings of Poi Kalyan Mosque, then deepen your understanding at Kukeltash Madrasah, and finally make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz.

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Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gijduvan.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Gijduvan

— 1 day
G‘ijduvon is a town in the Bukhara Region of Uzbekistan and the capital of G‘ijduvon District . Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ulugbek Madrasah and then see the interesting displays at Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Gijduvan trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Bukhara to Gijduvan in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gijduvan can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Navoiy.

Things to do in Gijduvan

Museums · Historic Sites

Navoiy

— 1 day
Navoiy also spelled as Navoi is a city and the capital of Navoiy Region in the southwestern part of Uzbekistan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Sarmishsay Gorge, delve into the distant past at Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Navoiy day trip tool.

You can take a train from Gijduvan to Navoiy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nurota.

Things to do in Navoiy

Historic Sites

Nurota

— 2 nights
Nurata is a town and seat of Nurata District in Navoiy Region in Uzbekistan.HistoryNurata was founded as the ancient town Nur, in 327 BC by Alexander the Great. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Fortress of Alexander the Great and then don't miss a visit to Chashma.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nurota online route planner.

You can drive from Navoiy to Nurota in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Urgench.

Things to do in Nurota

Historic Sites

Urgench

— 1 day
Urgench is a city in western Uzbekistan. On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Amira Timura, then explore the activities along Shavat Canal, and then appreciate the history behind Avesto Monument.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Urgench attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nurota to Urgench. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Khiva.

Things to do in Urgench

Parks · Nature

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shirgazi Khan Madrasah, Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, and other attractions. On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Outer City Wall, step into the grandiose world of Nurullaboy Saroyi, take an in-depth tour of Bakcha Darvaza, steep yourself in history at Kheivak Well, then explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Khiva trip maker site.

Drive from Urgench to Khiva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Khiva sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Nukus.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Museums

Nukus

— 1 night
Serving as a popular base to explore the ruins and nature around the Aral Sea, Nukus also boasts its fair share of attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on BesQala Tour Agency and then admire the masterpieces at Nukus Museum of Art.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nukus trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Khiva to Nukus in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nukus

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious 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.

Fergana Province travel guide

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History Museums · Factory Outlets · Sacred & Religious Sites