16 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

16 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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16 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tashkent
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Samarkand
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bukhara
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Chimgan
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Khiva
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Tehran

5
nights
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, winter sports, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, hit the slopes at Chimgon, hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, and head outdoors with Lake Charvak.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tashkent online journey planner .

Tehran, Iran to Tashkent is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Tashkent due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

3
nights
Samarkand

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: make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, and stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Samarkand online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Samarkand sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bukhara.

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

3
nights
Bukhara

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: get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukhara vacation planner .

Getting from Samarkand to Bukhara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bukhara are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chimgan.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

1
night
Chimgan

Chimgan ©
On the 20th (Fri), hit the slopes at Chimgan Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Pulatkhan Plateau, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Charvak Reservoir.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Chimgan trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Bukhara to Chimgan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Chimgan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Charvak Reservoir
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Charvak Reservoir ©
Charvak Reservoir
Pulatkhan Plateau ©
Pulatkhan Plateau
Chimgan Ski Resort ©
Chimgan Ski Resort

2
nights
Khiva

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, then admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and finally make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, admire the striking features of Ota Darvoza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, then contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally steep yourself in history at Tomb of Sayid Allauddin.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Chimgan to Khiva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

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