11 days in Uzbekistan & Russia Itinerary

11 days in Uzbekistan & Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Tashkent, Train to Samarkand
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night


Samarkand, Uzbekistan

— 2 nights

Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum, and look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Samarkand trip website.

Amritsar, India to Samarkand is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Samarkand. When traveling from Amritsar in April, plan for colder days in Samarkand, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, admire the masterpieces at New Tretyakov Gallery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow sightseeing planner.

Getting from Samarkand to Moscow by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Samarkand in April: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip builder site.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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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 30th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, then get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Tashkent by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Tashkent due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

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Uzbekistan travel guide

Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.

Russia travel guide

Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.