18 days in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Tajikistan Itinerary

18 days in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Tajikistan Itinerary

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18 days in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Drive + bus + Fly:  13​h
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
4
Nukus, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
car:  4​h
5
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  10​h 30​min
6
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
7
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Panjakent, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square and then stroll around Panfilov Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bishkek trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Bishkek is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Kirgizstan Time is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Bishkek hover around 37°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Panfilov Park ©
Panfilov Park

3
nights
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Escape the urban bustle at Issyk-Kul Lake and Altyn Arashan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and Karakol Historical Museum. Go for a jaunt from Karakol to Barskoon to see Monument to Yuriy Gagarin about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque and examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Karakol holiday website .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tashkent.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Monument to Yuriy Gagarin
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake

2
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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 31st (Fri): hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Teleshayakh Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Minor Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tashkent travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Karakol to Tashkent by combination of bus, car, and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Kirgizstan Time to Uzbekistan Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Nukus.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Shopping
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Teleshayakh Mosque ©
Teleshayakh Mosque
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah

1
night
Nukus, Uzbekistan

Nukus
Serving as a popular base to explore the ruins and nature around the Aral Sea, Nukus also boasts its fair share of attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mizdakhan Necropolis.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nukus trip maker tool .

You can fly from Tashkent to Nukus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nukus are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Nukus

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Khiva, Uzbekistan

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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Mohammed Amin Madrassah, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, and finally delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chodra Hovli, explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), explore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, then admire the landmark architecture of Ota Darvoza, then steep yourself in history at Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally admire the striking features of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Khiva trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Nukus to Khiva in 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Khiva are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque ©
Friday Mosque
Citadel Kunya-ark ©
Citadel Kunya-ark

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, admire the landmark architecture of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, then take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, and finally steep yourself in history at Mir-i Arab Madrasah. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, then make a trip to Trading Domes, and finally steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukhara tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Khiva to Bukhara in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Bukhara are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

2
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Saint Daniel's Tomb, look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Samarkand trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bukhara to Samarkand takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Samarkand sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Panjakent.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum ©
Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum

1
night
Panjakent, Tajikistan

Panjakent ©
Panjakent, also spelled Panjikent, Panjekent, Panjikant or Penjikent, is a city in the Sughd province of Tajikistan on the Zeravshan River, with a population of 33,000 . You've now added Zeravshan Valley to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro and then admire the verdant scenery at Zeravshan Valley.

Discover how to plan a Panjakent trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Dushanbe to Panjakent by car takes about 9.5 hours. While traveling from Dushanbe, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Panjakent, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Panjakent

Parks Nature
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Zeravshan Valley ©
Zeravshan Valley

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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.
On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Karatag Gorge, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan, and then contemplate the long history of Hisor Fortress.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dushanbe day trip planner.

Getting from Karakol to Dushanbe by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Karakol to Dushanbe. August in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Panjakent.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Scenic Drive Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hisor Fortress
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Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan

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