9 days in Bukhara & Khiva Itinerary

9 days in Bukhara & Khiva Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bukhara
— 4 nights
Train + Foot + Tram + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Tram + Foot + Train:  10 h 30 min
End: Bukhara


Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Explore hidden gems such as Zindan and Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs. Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque and Bukhara Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bukhara with an excursion to Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik in Navoiy--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ulugbek Medressa, deepen your understanding at Gaukushan Madrasah, get engrossed in the history at Fayzulla Khujayev House, and steep yourself in history at Chasma Ayub Mausoleum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bukhara trip planner.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Bukhara Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Karavan-Sarai Rabati Malik, Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs, Poykent
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Ulugbek Medressa ©
Ulugbek Medressa
Balyand Mosque ©
Balyand Mosque
Fayzulla Khujayev House ©
Fayzulla Khujayev House


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.
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin and Nurullaboy Saroyi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ota Darvoza and Islam Khodja Complex. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah, explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala, admire the striking features of Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, and look for gifts at Khiva Silk Worshop.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Khiva travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Bukhara to Khiva in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Khiva when traveling from Bukhara in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tomb of Sayid Allauddin ©
Tomb of Sayid Allauddin
Ota Darvoza ©
Ota Darvoza
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah ©
Alla Kuki Khan Madrasah