12 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

12 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dushanbe
— 2 nights
2
Qurghonteppa
— 1 night
3
Artuch
— 1 night
4
Penjikent
— 1 night
5
Khujand
— 2 nights
6
Khorog
— 3 nights

2
nights
Dushanbe

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Artists' Colony and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St.Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Stele with the Emblem of Tajikistan and then explore the activities along Varzob.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dushanbe day trip planning website.

Amman, Jordan to Dushanbe is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amman to Dushanbe, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amman in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dushanbe, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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St.Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St.Nicholas Orthodox Church
Artists' Colony ©
Artists' Colony
Varzob ©
Varzob

1
night
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
Qurghonteppa or Kurganteppa, formerly known as Kurgan-Tyube, is a city in southwestern Tajikistan, which serves as the capital of the Khatlon region. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum Bibikhonum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Qurghonteppa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa takes 1.5 hours. August in Qurghonteppa sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Artuch.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Museums
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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum

1
night
Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Kulikalon Lakes.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Artuch trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Qurghonteppa to Artuch. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Penjikent.

Things to do in Artuch

Nature · Parks
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Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

1
night
Penjikent

Penjikent
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Penjikent online itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Artuch to Penjikent. August in Penjikent sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Khujand.

Things to do in Penjikent

Museums
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Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Kamal Khujandi Statue, make a trip to The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, then stroll around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, then pause for some photo ops at Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arbob Cultural Palace.

To find out how to plan a trip to Khujand, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Penjikent to Khujand by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Khujand are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites · Parks
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Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan ©
The Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue

3
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
On the 18th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Botanical Garden, witness a stunning natural landmark at Garm Chashma, then examine the collection at Khorog Regional Museum, and finally stroll around Khorog City Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Bulunkul Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Khorog trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Khujand to Khorog takes 28 hours. You will leave for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Khorog

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake