5 days in Tashkent, Samarkand & Bukhara Itinerary

5 days in Tashkent, Samarkand & Bukhara Itinerary

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Tashkent
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Samarkand
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Bukhara
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Tashkent

— 1 night

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, and then admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tashkent visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Tashkent is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Tashkent due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Samarkand

— 1 night

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip planner.

Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Samarkand sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then steep yourself in history at Ark of Bukhara, then contemplate the long history of Samanid Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bukhara tour website.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Samarkand, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bukhara, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites