20 days in Uzbekistan, Georgia & Istanbul Itinerary

20 days in Uzbekistan, Georgia & Istanbul Itinerary

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20 days in Uzbekistan, Georgia & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Casablanca, Morocco
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Gori, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Casablanca, Morocco

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online holiday planner .

Casablanca, Morocco to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Casablanca to Istanbul is 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Casablanca in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toSamarkand.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
The Ecumenical Patriarchate ©
The Ecumenical Patriarchate

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 Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, contemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda, and admire the landmark architecture of Ulugbek Madrasah.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Samarkand road trip website .

Fly from Istanbul to Samarkand in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Samarkand due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, then admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, then make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally don't miss a visit to Trading Domes. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bukhara online trip maker .

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to 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
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque

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.
When in Tashkent, make a side trip to see Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, take an in-depth tour of Amir Timur Museum, hit the slopes at Chimgon, and make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tashkent vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bukhara to Tashkent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pulatkhan Plateau
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Chimgon ©
Chimgon
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Tbilisi is known for historic sites, theme parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get great views at Funicular, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, and stop by Wine Time.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Tbilisi takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tashkent to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Gori.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Walking tours
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

2
nights
Gori, Georgia

Gori ©
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress, explore the ancient world of Uplistsiche Cave Town, then delve into the distant past at Gori Castle, and finally examine the collection at Stalin Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gori trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Tbilisi to Gori in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gori

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Chateau Mukhrani
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Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Stalin Museum ©
Stalin Museum
Chateau Mukhrani ©
Chateau Mukhrani

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, then wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On the next day, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gori to Istanbul. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gori to Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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