6 days in Central Asia Itinerary

6 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

— 1 night

City of Museums

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 21st (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, admire the landmark architecture of Samanid Mausoleum, get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, and finally make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bukhara trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bukhara is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Bukhara, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Bukhara reach 24°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Registan, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, and then stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tillya Kori Madrasah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulugbek Madrasah, then engage your brain at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and finally delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Samarkand, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Samarkand sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

— 1 night

City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, and then make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tashkent trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Tashkent in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tashkent

Shopping
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bishkek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Kyrgyzstan Time is 1 hour. In October in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Nature · Parks
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