15 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

15 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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15 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Khiva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bustan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Muynak
— 1 night
+3
taxi + train + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Bukhara
— 3 nights
5
Samarkand
— 2 nights
6
Tashkent
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Nurullaboy Saroyi, contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, admire the landmark architecture of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, make a trip to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Bikajan Bika Madrasah, admire the landmark architecture of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, examine the collection at Shirgazi Khan Madrasah, explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then look for gifts at Khiva Silk Worshop, and finally steep yourself in history at Ota Darvoza.

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

Chicago, USA to Khiva is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Turkmenistan Time (TMT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Khiva at 70°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bustan.

Things to do in Khiva

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

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Bustan

Bustan ©
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ayaz-Kala and then get to know the fascinating history of Fortress Toprak Kala.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bustan trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Khiva to Bustan by car takes about 2 hours. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Muynak.

Things to do in Bustan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ayaz-Kala
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Ayaz-Kala ©
Ayaz-Kala

1
night
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 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Regional History and Aral Sea Museum and then see a world frozen in time at Ships Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Muynak trip app .

Traveling by car from Bustan to Muynak takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Muynak

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Ships Cemetery ©
Ships Cemetery

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Bukhara

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Visit Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi and Zindan for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum and Fayzulla Khujayev House. Change things up with a short trip to Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, and deepen your understanding at Gaukushan Madrasah.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip itinerary planning site .

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 April in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trip

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs
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Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah ©
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah

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Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Regional Studies Museum, don't miss a visit to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Happy Bird, and finally slough off your stress at Turkish baths. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, steep yourself in history at Afrasiyab Settlement, delve into the distant past at Saint Daniel's Tomb, then take an in-depth tour of Afrasiyab Museum, then explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to University Boulevard.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Samarkand visit planner .

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Museums Spas Baths
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Regional Studies Museum ©
Regional Studies Museum
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum ©
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum

1
night
Tashkent

Tashkent ©
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 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of State Museum "In Memory of the Victims of Repression", and finally don't miss a visit to Barak-Khan Madrassah.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tashkent visit planner .

Fly from Samarkand to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Museums
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Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Railway Museum ©
Railway Museum
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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