8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Kabul
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Tashkent
— 1 day
2
Khiva
— 1 night
train + taxi:  10​h 30​min
3
Muynak
— 1 day
+3
taxi + train + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Bukhara
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Samarkand
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kabul

1
day
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teleshayakh Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip builder website .

Kabul, Afghanistan to Tashkent is an approximately 2-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Museums
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Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah

1
night
Khiva

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
On the 1st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret, then admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mohammed Amin Madrassah.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Khiva day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Khiva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Muynak.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin

1
day
Muynak

Muynak ©
Mo‘ynoq, also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Ships Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Muynak online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Khiva to Muynak in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Muynak

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Ships Cemetery ©
Ships Cemetery

1
night
Bukhara

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 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then take an in-depth tour of Fayzulla Khujayev House, and finally make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, admire the striking features of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, then admire the landmark architecture of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, and finally examine the collection at History of Bukhara Puppet Theatre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bukhara online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and flight from Muynak to Bukhara takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum

3
nights
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Imam Bokhari Mausoleum and Turkish Baths. Get some cultural insight at Sher Dor Madrasah and Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Gur Emir Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Shah-i-Zinda, admire the landmark architecture of Ulugbek Madrasah, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Bazaar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarkand online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Bukhara in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Samarkand: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Baths
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Sher Dor Madrasah ©
Sher Dor Madrasah
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum ©
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum

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