8 days in Tashkent, Bukhara & Samarkand Itinerary

8 days in Tashkent, Bukhara & Samarkand Itinerary

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Tashkent
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Bukhara
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Samarkand
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Tashkent

— 2 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lal Bahadur Shastri Monument and then admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tashkent trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Tashkent is an approximately 10-hour flight. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally admire the striking features of Chor-Minor.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bukhara holiday planning site.

You can fly from Tashkent to Bukhara in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums

Samarkand

— 3 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 8th (Tue), gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, don't miss a visit to Registan, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Happy Bird, and finally view the masterpieces at Chorsu Art Galery. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Bukhara in June, you will find days in Samarkand are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums