12 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

12 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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12 days in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
4
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around First President's Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

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Singapore, Singapore to Almaty is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Alma-Ata Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Almaty is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, historic sites, winter sports, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chorsu Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tashkent road trip planning website .

Getting from Almaty to Tashkent by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Almaty to Tashkent is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Chimgon ©
Chimgon
Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

2
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Poi Kalyan Mosque, delve into the distant past at Mir-i Arab Madrasah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Minaret of the Kalon, then admire the landmark architecture of Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, then make a trip to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chor-Minor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Nodir Devon Begi Madrasasi, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, then admire the striking features of Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, then make a trip to Trading Domes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukhara online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bukhara are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum ©
Ismail Samanid Mausoleum

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nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Registan, then admire the masterpieces at Imam Bokhari Mausoleum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Tillya Kori Madrasah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, delve into the distant past at Afrasiab, then look and learn at Ulugh Beg Observatory, then pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Happy Bird.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Samarkand online holiday maker .

Getting from Bukhara to Samarkand by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Samarkand are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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