8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uzbekistan journey planner

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Drive
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Tashkent
— 2 nights
Train
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Samarkand
— 2 nights
Train
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Bukhara
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minor Mosque, then make a trip to Amir Temur Square, then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, and finally make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square). Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower.

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Peshawar, Pakistan to Tashkent is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Samarkand

— 2 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, then make a trip to Registan, and then stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Settlement, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah.

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Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Bukhara

— 3 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.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, make a trip to Ark of Bukhara, admire the landmark architecture of Samanid Mausoleum, and contemplate the long history of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi.

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Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites · Museums

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.