27 days in Uzbekistan & Darvaza Itinerary

27 days in Uzbekistan & Darvaza Itinerary

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27 days in Uzbekistan & Darvaza Itinerary

Start: Hamburg, Germany
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kokand, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Jizzakh Province, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Qashqadaryo Province, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
taxi + train:  10​h 30​min
7
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Darvaza, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
9
Muynak, Uzbekistan
— 1 day
+3
taxi + train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Hamburg, Germany

4
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Teleshayakh Mosque and Minor Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Assumption Cathedral and Imom Khasan Mosque. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Barak-Khan Madrassah, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, contemplate the long history of Ensemble Hazrati Imam, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Uzbekistan.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tashkent trip planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Tashkent is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Uzbekistan Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kokand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Minor Mosque ©
Minor Mosque
Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral

1
night
Kokand, Uzbekistan

Kokand ©
During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kokand stood as the capital of the Kokand khanate, developing into an important religious and educational center, with many mosques and madrassas.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Khan Palace, get engrossed in the history at Khudoyar Khan Palace, then admire the striking features of Norbut-Biya Madrasah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kokand attractions website .

Traveling by car from Tashkent to Kokand takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Kokand sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Jizzakh Province.

Things to do in Kokand

Museums Historic Sites
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Khudoyar Khan Palace ©
Khudoyar Khan Palace
Khan Palace ©
Khan Palace

2
nights
Jizzakh Province, Uzbekistan

Jizzakh Province ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Aydar Lake.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jizzakh Province trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kokand to Jizzakh Province. You will leave for Samarkand on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Jizzakh Province

Parks Nature
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Aydar Lake ©
Aydar Lake

5
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turkish Baths and Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor. Get some historical perspective at Sher Dor Madrasah and Bibi Khanym Mausoleum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Happy Bird, contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Khizr Mosque.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Samarkand tour itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Jizzakh Province to Samarkand with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Qashqadaryo Province.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Imam Bokhari Mausoleum ©
Imam Bokhari Mausoleum
Regional Studies Museum ©
Regional Studies Museum

1
night
Qashqadaryo Province, Uzbekistan

Qashqadaryo Province ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Amir Timur, and then make a trip to Dorut Tilovat.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Qashqadaryo Province tour itinerary site .

Getting from Samarkand to Qashqadaryo Province by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Qashqadaryo Province

Historic Sites
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The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray ©
The Palace Complex of Ak-Saray
Dorut Tilovat ©
Dorut Tilovat
Statue of Amir Timur ©
Statue of Amir Timur

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi and Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah. Popular historic sites such as Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum and Balyand Mosque are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fayzulla Khujayev House, steep yourself in history at Turki Jangi Mausoleum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of Centre Culturel Isteza.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bukhara trip builder tool .

Drive from Qashqadaryo Province to Bukhara in 3 hours. April in Bukhara sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi ©
Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah ©
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah

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.
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum and Citadel Kunya-ark will appeal to history buffs. Kalta Minor Minaret and Itchan Kala are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin, admire the striking features of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, make a trip to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Khiva day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Bukhara to Khiva takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Darvaza.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum ©
Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin

2
nights
Darvaza, Turkmenistan

Darvaza ©
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then don't miss a visit to "Door to Hell" Gas Deposit.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darvaza tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Khiva to Darvaza takes 7 hours. You'll set off for Muynak on the 4th (Sat).
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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©
"Door to Hell" Gas Deposit
Darvaza Water Crater ©
Darvaza Water Crater

1
day
Muynak, Uzbekistan

Muynak ©
Mo‘ynoq, also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq, is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): 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 photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Muynak trip maker site .

You can drive from Darvaza to Muynak in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muynak

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Ships Cemetery ©
Ships Cemetery

1
day
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Yunus Rajabi House Museum, explore the world behind art at O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Yangiobod Weekend Flea Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tashkent online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muynak to Tashkent. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Shopping
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O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi ©
O'zbekiston davlat sa'nat muzeyi

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