Route & dates
Dushanbe— 3 nights
Khujand— 2 nights
Wed, Jun 7 - Thu, Jun 15
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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.You've now added Pamir Highway to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fann Mountains and Monument to Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna). Escape the urban bustle at Varzob and Iskanderkul Lake. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, walk around Rudaki Park, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan.
For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe online trip itinerary planner.
Santiago, Chile to Dushanbe is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Santiago to Dushanbe due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Dushanbe can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Khujand.
Things to do in Dushanbe
Fann Mountains, Iskanderkul Lake
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For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.Step off the beaten path and head to Kamal Khujandi Statue and Park Kamal Khudzhandi. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to Ismoil Somoni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjidi Jami Mosque, stroll around Somoni park, and explore the activities along Kayrakkum Reservoir.
For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Khujand tour itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Khujand takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dushanbe in June, Khujand is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Khujand
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