14 days in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

14 days in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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14 days in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  16​h
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
3
Khujand, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Riga, Latvia

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Go for a jaunt from Bishkek to Tokmok to see Burana Tower about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, and walk around Panfilov Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bishkek tour builder app .

Riga, Latvia to Bishkek is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Kirgizstan Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Riga in April, expect Bishkek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

1
night
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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.
Hisor Fortress has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hisor Fortress, take in the awesome beauty at Fann Mountains, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, then stroll around Rudaki Park, and finally make a trip to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bishkek to Dushanbe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bishkek to Dushanbe is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bishkek in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Dushanbe, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan ©

1
night
Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khujand Fortress, examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, appreciate the history behind Monument to Ismoil Somoni, then look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kamal Khujandi Statue.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Khujand travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Khujand takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Khujand sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Samarkand.

Things to do in Khujand

Shopping Museums
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Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue
Monument to Ismoil Somoni ©
Monument to Ismoil Somoni

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, shopping, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulugbek Madrasah, hunt for treasures at Central Bazaar, and engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Samarkand day trip planner.

You can drive from Khujand to Samarkand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

3
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
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, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, and steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bukhara trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 17th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at TV Tower. On the next day, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, then don't miss a visit to Amir Temur Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tashkent road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bukhara to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
TV Tower ©
TV Tower

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