8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uzbekistan trip itinerary planner

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Samarkand
— 3 nights
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Tashkent
— 4 nights
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Samarkand

— 3 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Samarkand is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in May, expect nights in Samarkand to be colder, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Tashkent

— 4 nights

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Get out of town with these interesting Tashkent side-trips: Pulatkhan Plateau (in Chimgan) and Charvak Reservoir (in Yusufhona). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, stroll through Chimgon, and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

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You can take a train from Samarkand to Tashkent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.