13 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

13 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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13 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  30​h
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: San Francisco


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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Botanical Garden and Zoo and Delfin Aquapark. Venture out of the city with trips to Hisor Fortress (in Hisor), Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek Dam (in Nurek). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Iskanderkul Lake, take in the exciting artwork at NOOR ART GALLERY, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Ismoil Somoni.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dushanbe road trip site .

San Francisco, USA to Dushanbe is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Dushanbe, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Dushanbe hover around 52°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Iskanderkul Lake, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara, Hisor Fortress, Nurek Dam
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Nurek Dam ©
Nurek Dam
Iskanderkul Lake ©
Iskanderkul Lake
Delfin Aquapark ©
Delfin Aquapark


Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Khujand is known for parks, museums, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, get a new perspective on nature at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, examine the collection at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, and make a trip to Khujand Fortress.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Khujand online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Dushanbe to Khujand in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Dushanbe in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Khujand, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor