9 days in Central Asia Itinerary

9 days in Central Asia Itinerary

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
2
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
5
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, admire the striking features of Military Assembly Building, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, thenget great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, and finally walk around First President's Park. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Arvest Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kok-Zhailyau.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip itinerary maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Almaty is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to East Kazakhstan Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Almaty hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen ©

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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 17th (Tue), browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, thenbrush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan online visit planner.

Getting from Almaty to Nur-Sultan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Almaty in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Nur-Sultan: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), admire the landmark architecture of Khamid Alimdjan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, and finally hunt for treasures at Chorsu Bazaar.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tashkent trip builder.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Tashkent in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nur-Sultan to Tashkent. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Tashkent

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Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Independence Square (Mustakillik Square) ©
Independence Square (Mustakillik Square)
Kukeldash Madrasah ©
Kukeldash Madrasah

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, take some stellar pictures from Great Minaret of the Kalon, steep yourself in history at Samanid Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and finally make a trip to Chor-Minor.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukhara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Bukhara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Bukhara

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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gur Emir Mausoleum, make a trip to Registan, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tillya Kori Madrasah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Afrasiyab Museum, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, thencontemplate the long history of Shah-i-Zinda, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sher Dor Madrasah.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Samarkand holiday app.

Take a train from Bukhara to Samarkand in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Samarkand sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samarkand

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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum