8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uzbekistan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Tashkent
— 1 night
Train
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Samarkand
— 2 nights
Train
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Bukhara
— 2 nights
Fly to Urgench Airport, Drive to Khiva
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Khiva
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 24th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, then don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), then get engrossed in the history at State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then make a trip to Amir Temur Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent driving holiday website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tashkent. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Shopping

Samarkand

— 2 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 26th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, make a trip to Registan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gur Emir Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, admire the striking features of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tashkent to Samarkand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · 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.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and then contemplate the long history of Ark of Bukhara.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukhara online itinerary builder.

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 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and then explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and then steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Khiva visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Bukhara to Khiva with the Route module. In July in Khiva, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites

Uzbekistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic 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.