9 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

9 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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9 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  27 h
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: San Francisco


Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, then don't miss a visit to Kamal Khujandi Statue, and finally stroll around Somoni park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to Ismoil Somoni, examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, don't miss a visit to Khujand Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Arbob Cultural Palace, and finally explore the activities along Kayrakkum Reservoir.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Khujand day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Khujand is an approximately 27- hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Khujand, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Khujand are much warmer (96°F), and nights are a bit warmer (71°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

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Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue
Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace


Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Get out of town with these interesting Dushanbe side-trips: Hisor (Hisor Fortress & Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve). And it doesn't end there: walk around Rudaki Park, don't miss a visit to Ismaili Centre, get your game on at Kokhi Navruz, and laugh and play at Delfin Aquapark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Khujand to Dushanbe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Khujand in July, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Dushanbe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan ©


Qurghonteppa ©
Qurghonteppa or Kurganteppa, formerly known as Kurgan-Tyube, is a city in southwestern Tajikistan, which serves as the capital of the Khatlon region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad, make a trip to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, explore the activities along Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, then appreciate the history behind Ismoil Somoni Monument, and finally examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Qurghonteppa online trip builder.

Drive from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa in 1.5 hours. In August in Qurghonteppa, expect temperatures between 97°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa