7 days in Bukhara, Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

7 days in Bukhara, Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

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7 days in Bukhara, Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

Start: Tashkent
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Bukhara
— 2 nights
2
Samarkand
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Khiva
— 3 nights
End: Tashkent

2
nights
Bukhara

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Samanids Mausoleum, Trading Domes, Complex Khodzha-Zainutdin, and other attractions. On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ulugbek Medressa, admire the striking features of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, make a trip to Trading Domes, then contemplate the long history of Mullo Tursunjon Madrasah, then admire the striking features of Fayzabad Khanaka, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Complex Khodzha-Zainutdin. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, contemplate the long history of Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Samanids Mausoleum, explore the ancient world of Talipach Gates, then contemplate the long history of Zindan, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukhara trip itinerary website .

Tashkent to Bukhara is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah ©
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum
Zindan ©
Zindan

1
night
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Hazrat Khizr Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, then see the interesting displays at Regional Studies Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Mausoleum Rukhabad. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

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Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Samarkand

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

3
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.
Tura Murad-Tura Minaret has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Tura Murad-Tura Minaret, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Chodra Hovli, browse the exhibits of Shirgazi Khan Madrasah, then admire the striking features of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, and finally don't miss a visit to Pahlovon Mahmud Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, then admire the striking features of Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, and then don't miss a visit to Bikajan Bika Madrasah.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Khiva itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Khiva can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah ©
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah