10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  28​h
1
Khujand
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Penjikent
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Artuch
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dushanbe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Qurghonteppa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Ottawa

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Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjidi Jami Mosque, then examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arbob Cultural Palace.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Khujand tour itinerary builder website .

Ottawa, Canada to Khujand is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Ottawa to Khujand due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in May, with highs in Khujand at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Penjikent.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor

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Penjikent

Penjikent ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Olim Dodkho Mosque, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro, and then learn more about the world around you at Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Penjikent trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Khujand to Penjikent takes 5.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Penjikent can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Artuch.

Things to do in Penjikent

Museums

Side Trip

Panjakent
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Olim Dodkho Mosque ©
Olim Dodkho Mosque

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Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Kulikalon Lakes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Artuch attractions planning website .

Explore your travel options from Penjikent to Artuch with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Artuch

Nature Parks
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Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

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Dushanbe

Dushanbe ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Karatag Gorge and Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara. Let the collections at NOOR ART GALLERY and National Museum of Tajikistan capture your imagination. Take a break from Dushanbe with a short trip to Hisor Fortress in Hisor, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Yagnob Valley, walk around Rudaki Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St.Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Artuch to Dushanbe. May in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Hisor Fortress
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NOOR ART GALLERY ©
NOOR ART GALLERY
Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

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Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Ismoil Somoni Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Childukhtaron Valley, make a trip to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, and finally examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Qurghonteppa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Qurghonteppa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa