14 days in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan Itinerary

14 days in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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14 days in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
4
Astana, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then don't miss a visit to Registan, and then stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Samarkand online vacation builder .

Mumbai, India to Samarkand is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Samarkand, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Shopping
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Bukhara Emirs, contemplate the long history of Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Poi Kalyan Mosque, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, make a trip to Chor-Minor, then get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally contemplate the long history of Mir-i Arab Madrasah.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bukhara road trip website .

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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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

1
night
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Baiken Mosque, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, then stroll around First President's Park, then stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and finally appreciate the history behind Glory Memorial.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Bukhara to Almaty takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bukhara in August; daily highs in Almaty reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Astana.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

2
nights
Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 18th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then make a trip to The Baiterek Tower, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: watch a film at Duman Entertainment Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, then walk around City Park, then stop by Astana Allee, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Kazakh Eli.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Astana day trip planner .

You can fly from Almaty to Astana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Astana is slightly colder than Almaty - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Astana

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
The Baiterek Tower ©
The Baiterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

5
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Baku Boulevard, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Astana to Baku takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Astana to Baku is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Astana in August, things will get a bit warmer in Baku: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

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