18 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

18 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tashkent
— 2 nights
2
Samarkand
— 3 nights
3
Bukhara
— 2 nights
4
Khiva
— 3 nights
5
Nukus
— 1 night
6
Muynak
— 1 night
7
Nukus
— 1 night
8
Tashkent
— 2 nights
9
Chimgan
— 1 day
10
Tashkent
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Tashkent trip planner.

Kazan, Russia to Tashkent is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping
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Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Independence Square (Mustakillik Square) ©
Amir Temur Square ©
Amir Temur Square

3
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mausoleum Rukhabad, Mausoleum Aksaray and Chor-Chinor Garden. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and steep yourself in history at Afrasiyab Settlement.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Samarkand day trip app.

You can take a train from Tashkent to Samarkand in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Samarkand sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Chor-Chinor Garden
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

2
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.
You've added Palace of Bukhara Emirs, Ulugbek Medressa, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, delve into the distant past at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, then take in panoramic vistas at Water Tower Shukhova, and finally don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Trading Domes, contemplate the long history of Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, and finally don't miss a visit to Ulugbek Medressa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bukhara sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Samarkand in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bukhara, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Khiva.

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

3
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Khiva tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bukhara to Khiva by train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May in Khiva, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nukus.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah ©
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah

1
night
Nukus

Nukus
Serving as a popular base to explore the ruins and nature around the Aral Sea, Nukus also boasts its fair share of attractions.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nukus trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Khiva to Nukus takes 7 hours. In May in Nukus, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Muynak.

Things to do in Nukus

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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1
night
Muynak

Muynak ©
Mo‘ynoq, also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Ships Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Muynak journey planner.

Drive from Nukus to Muynak in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Nukus.

Things to do in Muynak

Museums
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The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum ©
The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum
Ships Cemetery ©
Ships Cemetery

1
night
Nukus

Nukus
To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nukus vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Muynak to Nukus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tashkent.

Things to do in Nukus

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Tashkent

Tashkent ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): walk around Alisher Navoi National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then examine the collection at Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, get engrossed in the history at State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, then pause for some photo ops at Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Palace of the Romanovs.

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Traveling by flight from Nukus to Tashkent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Chimgan.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial ©
Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial

1
day
Chimgan

Chimgan ©
Chimgan or Chimgon is a ski resort located in a mountain range named Tian Shan, near Chirchiq, Uzbekistan.DescriptionThe tourist skiing complex Chimgan is located 85 km away from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, in the spurs of Chatkal Range on the height of 1,600 metres, in the Western Tien Shan mountains, surrounding Tashkent from the East. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head outdoors with Chimgan Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Pulatkhan Plateau, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Charvak Reservoir.

Before you visit Chimgan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Tashkent to Chimgan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tashkent.

Things to do in Chimgan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Tashkent

Tashkent ©
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tashkent trip maker site.

You can drive from Chimgan to Tashkent in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
TV Tower ©
TV Tower
Barak-Khan Madrassah ©
Barak-Khan Madrassah

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