15 days in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

15 days in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

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15 days in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+2
bus + train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, admire the striking features of Samanid Mausoleum, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then steep yourself in history at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), then make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bukhara is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Bukhara is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March; daily highs in Bukhara reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Samanid Mausoleum ©
Samanid Mausoleum

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda, then make a trip to Registan, and then stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Afrasiyab Museum, explore the ancient world of Afrasiab, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

2
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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 (Tue), hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, and then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, enjoy breathtaking views from TV Tower, and then head outdoors with Lake Charvak.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tashkent travel route planner.

Getting from Samarkand to Tashkent by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

1
night
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the views at Alay Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Osh road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Tashkent to Osh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Osh due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, then steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, and then make a trip to Victory Square. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Kurmanzhan Datka Statue, explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, and then appreciate the history behind Manas Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek planner .

Drive from Osh to Bishkek in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of car and train. In March, daytime highs in Bishkek are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

3
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Almaty Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty travel route planner.

You can drive from Bishkek to Almaty in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Bishkek in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Almaty: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally walk around City Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan online vacation planner .

You can fly from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Almaty, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Nur-Sultan, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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