22 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

22 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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22 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  28​h
1
Khujand
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ayni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marguzor
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Khorog
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Dushanbe
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Qurghonteppa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Khujand is known for museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, walk around Somoni park, learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, and pause for some photo ops at Kamal Khujandi Statue.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Khujand journey planning app .

New York City, USA to Khujand is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Khujand, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Khujand, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Ayni.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Somoni park ©
Somoni park
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor

2
nights
Ayni

Ayni ©
Ayni or Aini is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Zeravshan Valley and then take in the awesome beauty at Fann Mountains.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ayni online tour planner .

You can drive from Khujand to Ayni in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Marguzor on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Ayni

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zeravshan Valley
Highlights from your plan
Fann Mountains ©
Fann Mountains
Zeravshan Valley ©
Zeravshan Valley

2
nights
Marguzor

Marguzor ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the activities along Seven Lakes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Iskanderkul Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kulikalon Lakes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marguzor online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ayni to Marguzor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Marguzor

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Iskanderkul Lake, Kulikalon Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
Seven Lakes ©
Seven Lakes
Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

2
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bulunkul Lake, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Garm Chashma, and finally explore the activities along Lake Karakul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Afghan Market, pause for some photo ops at World War II Memorial, appreciate the history behind Somoni Statue, see the interesting displays at Khorog Regional Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Flag of Tajikistan, and finally walk around Khorog City Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Khorog itinerary tool .

Getting from Marguzor to Khorog by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Karakul ©
Lake Karakul
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake

8
nights
Dushanbe

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hisor Fortress (in Hisor), Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). Fill the 16th (Tue) with excitement at Delfin Aquapark. There's lots more to do: stroll around Rudaki Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ismoil Somoni, and don't miss a visit to Ismaili Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dushanbe road trip site .

You can fly from Khorog to Dushanbe in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dushanbe are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hisor Fortress, Nurek Dam, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
Highlights from your plan
Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan ©

2
nights
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum Bibikhonum, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rudaki, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad, then appreciate the history behind Ismoil Somoni Monument, then don't miss a visit to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, and finally explore the activities along Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Childukhtaron Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Qurghonteppa trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa