8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

8 days in Uzbekistan Itinerary

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Fly to Urgench Airport, Drive to Khiva
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Drive to Urgench Airport, Fly to Montevideo



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City of Bread

One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), then admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, and then hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar.

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Montevideo, Uruguay to Tashkent is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Uzbekistan Standard Time (UZT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

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Rome of the East

Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Gur Emir Mausoleum, make a trip to Registan, and then appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, then make a trip to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah.

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Take a train from Tashkent to Samarkand in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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City of Museums

Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Chor-Minor, then don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, then steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon.

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Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Bukhara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), contemplate the long history of Citadel Kunya-ark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), and finally explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Bukhara to Khiva. Expect little chillier evenings in Khiva when traveling from Bukhara in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Uzbekistan travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Although it only gained full independence in 1991, Uzbekistan boasts a rich history filled with legendary conquests by the likes of Tamerlane and Alexander the Great. Major tourist attractions in Uzbekistan include centuries-old cities (once oases along the Silk Road), seemingly endless deserts, soaring mountains that serve as popular ecotourism playgrounds, and ancient fortresses untouched by the passage of time. Visitors flock to this landlocked Central Asian country to hike, ski, bird-watch, and stay in traditional yurt camps. Consider beginning your tour of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, where modern glass-fronted office buildings stand in stark contrast to decaying Soviet-era apartment blocks.