19 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

19 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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19 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Qurghonteppa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dushanbe
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Khorog
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Murghab
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Du-Oba
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Artuch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Penjikent
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Khujand
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Ismoil Somoni Monument, examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum, contemplate the waterfront views at Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, don't miss a visit to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then explore the striking landscape at Childukhtaron Valley, and finally make a trip to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rudaki.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Qurghonteppa road trip planning website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Qurghonteppa is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Johannesburg to Qurghonteppa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, things will get cooler in Qurghonteppa: highs are around 13°C and lows about -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Dushanbe.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

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

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Karatag Gorge and Vakhshskaya Valley. Step off the beaten path and head to Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara and Monument to Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna). Venture out of the city with trips to Nurek (Tunnel Khalton & Nurek Dam) and Hisor (Hisor Fortress & Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Nicholas Orthodox Church, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Mahatma Gandhi, and view the masterpieces at NOOR ART GALLERY.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dushanbe road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Qurghonteppa to Dushanbe takes 1.5 hours. January in Dushanbe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hisor, Nurek, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
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Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
St.Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St.Nicholas Orthodox Church

2
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at World War II Memorial, examine the collection at Khorog Regional Museum, walk around Khorog City Park, then pause for some photo ops at National Flag of Tajikistan, then take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, and finally explore the activities along Bulunkul Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Somoni Statue.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Khorog trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dushanbe to Khorog takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Murghab.

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake

1
night
Murghab

Murghab ©
Murghab is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, take in the natural beauty of Madianskaya Valley and Hot Springs, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rangkul Lake, and finally explore the activities along Yashilkul Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Murghab travel route planner .

Getting from Khorog to Murghab by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Du-Oba.

Things to do in Murghab

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Rangkul Lake ©
Rangkul Lake
Yashilkul Lake ©
Yashilkul Lake
Lenin Statue ©
Lenin Statue

1
night
Du-Oba

Du-Oba ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Alauddin Lakes.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Du-Oba online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Murghab to Du-Oba. You'll set off for Artuch on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Du-Oba

Nature Parks
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Alauddin Lakes ©
Alauddin Lakes

1
night
Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Kulikalon Lakes.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Du-Oba to Artuch. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Penjikent.

Things to do in Artuch

Nature Parks
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Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

1
night
Penjikent

Penjikent ©
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro, then learn more about the world around you at Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki, and then make a trip to Olim Dodkho Mosque.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Penjikent day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Artuch to Penjikent. In January, daily temperatures in Penjikent can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Penjikent

Museums

Side Trip

Panjakent
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Olim Dodkho Mosque ©
Olim Dodkho Mosque

2
nights
Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, get a new perspective on nature at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin, then see the interesting displays at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Ismoil Somoni. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bofanda Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjidi Jami Mosque, walk around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, then pause for some photo ops at Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, then make a trip to Khujand Fortress, and finally walk around Somoni park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Khujand trip website .

Drive from Penjikent to Khujand in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Penjikent in January, plan for slightly colder days in Khujand, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Park Kamal Khudzhandi ©
Park Kamal Khudzhandi
Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Bofanda Mosque ©
Bofanda Mosque