30 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

30 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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30 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Tashkent
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Margilan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kokand
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
4
Bustan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Khiva
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Tram + Foot + Train:  10 h 30 min
6
Bukhara
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Navoiy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Jizzakh Province
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Samarkand
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Pune

7
nights
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minor Mosque and Lake Charvak. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Barak-Khan Madrassah, take an in-depth tour of State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and stroll around Alisher Navoi National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tashkent online day trip planner .

Pune, India to Tashkent is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Margilan.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Barak-Khan Madrassah ©
Barak-Khan Madrassah

1
night
Margilan

Margilan ©
Margilan is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khonakhan Mosque, then get some fabulous bargains at Yodgorlik Silk Factory, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saeed Ahmad-Hodja Madrasah.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Margilan holiday site .

Fly from Tashkent to Margilan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Margilan are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kokand.

Things to do in Margilan

Historic Sites Shopping Classes
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Khonakhan Mosque ©
Khonakhan Mosque
Yodgorlik Silk Factory ©
Yodgorlik Silk Factory

2
nights
Kokand

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the striking features of Khan Palace, get engrossed in the history at Khudoyar Khan Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norbut-Biya Madrasah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kokand trip site .

Drive from Margilan to Kokand in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kokand are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You'll set off for Bustan on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Kokand

Historic Sites Museums
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Khan Palace ©
Khan Palace

2
nights
Bustan

Bustan ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fortress Toprak Kala and then make a trip to Ayaz-Kala.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bustan online trip builder .

You can drive from Kokand to Bustan in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll set off for Khiva on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Bustan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ayaz-Kala
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Ayaz-Kala ©
Ayaz-Kala

4
nights
Khiva

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Islam Khodja Complex and Tomb of Sayid Allauddin. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), and admire the landmark architecture of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Khiva day trip planner .

You can drive from Bustan to Khiva in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Khiva are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Islam Khodja Complex ©
Islam Khodja Complex
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret

4
nights
Bukhara

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum and Gaukushan Madrasah. When in Bukhara, make a side trip to see Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, make a trip to Ulugbek Medressa, contemplate the long history of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, and admire the striking features of Samanid Mausoleum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukhara sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Khiva to Bukhara takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Khiva in December, you will find days in Bukhara are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Navoiy.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs, Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Gaukushan Madrasah ©
Gaukushan Madrasah

1
night
Navoiy

Navoiy ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum and then explore the ancient world of Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Navoiy journey planning tool .

Getting from Bukhara to Navoiy by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Navoiy are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Jizzakh Province.

Things to do in Navoiy

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik ©
Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik
Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum ©
Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum

1
night
Jizzakh Province

Jizzakh Province ©
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Aydar Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jizzakh Province travel route builder website .

Traveling by train from Navoiy to Jizzakh Province takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Jizzakh Province

Parks Nature
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Aydar Lake ©
Aydar Lake

7
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Imam Bokhari Mausoleum and Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Samarkand: Shahrisabz (Dorut Tilovat & Statue of Amir Timur). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Registan, stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, and see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Samarkand road trip tool .

You can take a train from Jizzakh Province to Samarkand in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Shahrisabz
Highlights from your plan
Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda

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