21 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

21 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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21 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Khujand
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Artuch
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dushanbe
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Khorog
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Qurghonteppa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Izmir

3
nights
Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Go for a jaunt from Khujand to Istaravshan to see Bust of Lenin about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, walk around Somoni park, admire the striking features of Arbob Cultural Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khujand trip planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Khujand is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Khujand is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 35°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Artuch.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bust of Lenin
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Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor

3
nights
Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. Get out of town with these interesting Artuch side-trips: Panjakent (Olim Dodkho Mosque & Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro), Seven Lakes (in Marguzor) and Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki (in Penjikent). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Iskanderkul Lake.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Artuch day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Khujand to Artuch. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Artuch

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Panjakent, Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki, Iskanderkul Lake, Seven Lakes
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Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
Seven Lakes ©
Seven Lakes
Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

7
nights
Dushanbe

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.
Explore Dushanbe's surroundings by going to Hisor Fortress (in Hisor), Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Rudaki Park, get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo, experience the excitement of Delfin Aquapark, and make a trip to Ismaili Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dushanbe planning app .

Explore your travel options from Artuch to Dushanbe with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nurek Dam, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Hisor Fortress
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

3
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
Khorog is known for nature, parks, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, walk around Khorog City Park, pause for some photo ops at Somoni Statue, and explore the activities along Bulunkul Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Khorog vacation planner.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Khorog in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Qurghonteppa on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Shopping
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma

3
nights
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
On the 19th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Monument Rudaki, examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum, pause for some photo ops at Ismoil Somoni Monument, then don't miss a visit to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, and finally make a trip to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Childukhtaron Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Qurghonteppa sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Khorog to Qurghonteppa in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Qurghonteppa can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa