7 Days (1 Week) Itinerary in Uzbekistan - Travel Guide
What to do in Uzbekistan for 7 days?
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7 Days (1 Week) Itinerary in Uzbekistan - Travel Guide

The best 7 days itinerary & travel guide in Uzbekistan

7 Splendid Days in the Heart of Silk Road: Uzbekistan - What to do in Uzbekistan for 7 days?

Days Description Overnight
1 Day 1 - Embrace the Charm of Tashkent Tashkent
2 Day 2 - Take a Walk Back in Time in Samarkand Samarkand
3 Day 3 - Revel in the Majesty of Samarkand Samarkand
4 Day 4 - Discover Bukhara, The City of Mosques Bukhara
5 Day 5 - More of Mystifying Bukhara Bukhara
6 Day 6 - Step into Khiva, The Jewel of the Desert Khiva
7 Day 7 - Signing Off from Magical Khiva Khiva


This is the perfect itinerary for getting a taste of what Uzbekistan, the stunning gem of Central Asia, has to offer in just one week. Fill your senses with the history, culture, and unique cuisine of this enchanting spot.

Day 1 - Embrace the Charm of Tashkent

Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, is our first stop. We'll have a warm welcome in this bustling city's heart, visiting landmarks like the Khast Imom Square and the Barak-Khan Madrasah. You'll be captivated by the vibrant colors of the Chorsu Bazaar, one of Central Asia's oldest markets. To wrap up our day, how about a soothing stroll in the beautifully maintained Japanaise Garden? And don't forget to try Uzbekistan's signature dish, Plov for lunch!

Day 2 - Take a Walk Back in Time in Samarkand

Next destination is the fairy-tale city of Samarkand, around a 2.5 hours' train ride from Tashkent. Registan Square will be our first port of call. As you step onto its grounds, you feel like you have stepped back in time. We'll then foxtrot over to the grandiose Gur-e Amir Mausoleum - a sight you can't miss. Savour the extraordinarily scrumptious kebabs found in local eateries. Overnight train to Samarkand?

Day 3 - Revel in the Majesty of Samarkand

We'll continue our exploration of majestic Samarkand. Marvel at the sheer splendor of Bibi-Khanym Mosque and the intricate details of Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis. A visit to the Afrasiab Museum will make you marvel at Samarkand's ancient civilization. For dinner might I suggest you to try traditional Samarkand bread with honey?

Day 4 - Discover Bukhara, The City of Mosques

On day 4, we'll travel to Bukhara, just four hours by train from Samarkand. This city will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into an Arabian Nights story. Let's stroll down its labyrinthine streets, visit Ark Citadel and soak in the aura of The Samanids Mausoleum. Go ahead, sip some green tea at a local tea house, while soaking in the evening sounds of a Bukhara night.

Day 5 - More of Mystifying Bukhara

Today our journey continues as we delve even deeper into Bukhara's charm. You cannot miss out on Bolo-Hauz Mosque and Poi-Kalyan Complex that highlight Bukhara’s captivating architecture. A walk through the Domed Shopping Area known as Toqi Zargaron will take you back to the days of the ancient Silk Road. Want to know more about Bukhara’s amazing rug craftsmanship? Wait till we pay a visit to the rug making local center!

Day 6 - Step into Khiva, The Jewel of the Desert

Brace yourself for the long but worthwhile drive to Khiva, an enchanting city on the Silk Road. As soon as we feast our eyes on the beautifully preserved Itchan Kala - the inner fortress of Khiva, we'll forget the fatigue. You should definitely explore Kunya-ark citadel and Tash Hovli Palace. Khiva’s mystical beauty is not something you’d want to miss before calling it a day.

Day 7 - Signing Off from Magical Khiva

We'll start our final day by exploring more of Khiva, visiting the iconic Islam Khoja minaret and Juma Mosque. We'll wrap up the trip by tasting luscious local cuisine, like manti dumplings. As the sun sets on our Uzbekistan experience, we'll reflect on the breathtaking architecture, ancient history, and hospitable culture that have coloured our past week.

Summary of this itinerary

Uzbekistan, this hidden treasure full of enchanting cities, speaks volumes of a history that has both enlightened and endured. From the vibrant capital of Tashkent to the stunning city of Khiva, this week-long itinerary will not only satiate your wanderlust but will introduce you to a cultural melting pot unlike anything you've ever seen. Are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?

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Emma Turner

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What is the best time to visit Uzbekistan?

The ideal time to visit Uzbekistan is from March to June and from September to November. These months offer pleasant weather, perfect for exploring.

Is Uzbekistan safe for tourists?

Absolutely, Uzbekistan is widely known for its safe, stable, and friendly environment. Always keep basic safety rules, like not venturing out unperturbed late at night.

Do I need a visa to travel to Uzbekistan?

It depends on your nationality. As of recent changes, nationals of numerous countries can enter Uzbekistan visa-free for up to 30 days, while others can obtain an electronic visa (e-visa).