7 days in Bukhara, Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

7 days in Bukhara, Samarkand & Khiva Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tashkent
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Bukhara
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Samarkand
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Khiva
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Trading Domes, Complex Khodzha-Zainutdin, Namazgokh Mosque, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Ulugbek Medressa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, don't miss a visit to Trading Domes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mullo Tursunjon Madrasah, then admire the striking features of Fayzabad Khanaka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Complex Khodzha-Zainutdin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum, delve into the distant past at Talipach Gates, then contemplate the long history of Zindan, and finally stroll the grounds of Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bukhara online travel planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites
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Ulugbek Medressa ©
Ulugbek Medressa
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah ©
Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum ©
Bakhautdin Naqsband Mausoleum

1
night
Samarkand

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazrat Khizr Mosque, then explore the world behind art at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Regional Studies Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mausoleum Rukhabad. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Madrasa Ulugh Beg, Madrasa Tilla Kari, Madrasa Sher Dor.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Samarkand trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 22nd (Sun): see the top attractions with Tura Murad-Tura Minaret, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), contemplate the long history of Chodra Hovli, steep yourself in history at Shirgazi Khan Madrasah, then contemplate the long history of Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, and finally contemplate the long history of Tomb of Sayid Allauddin. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala, steep yourself in history at Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, and then don't miss a visit to Bikajan Bika Madrasah.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Khiva tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Samarkand to Khiva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Khiva when traveling from Samarkand in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Ota Darvoza ©
Ota Darvoza