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.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, then make a trip to Registan, and then admire the striking features of Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Samarkand route maker site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Bukhara Emirs, steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Chor-Bakr necropolis, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bukhara journey site .

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, appreciate the history behind Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Baiken Mosque, explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake, walk 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 tourist information, refer to the Almaty visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from Bukhara to Almaty takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bukhara to Almaty due to the time zone difference. In August, Almaty is a bit cooler than Bukhara - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Duman Entertainment Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, stroll around City Park, then stop by Astana Allee, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Kazakh Eli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Astana holiday planner.

You can fly from Almaty to Astana in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Almaty in August, expect Astana to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time 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: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, examine the collection at Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

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Fly from Astana to Baku in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Astana to Baku. In August, Baku is a bit warmer than Astana - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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