Ten days in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Trip description

Leave for Central Asia to meet Uzbek and Turkmen heritages! Growing tourist destinations, it takes about days to visit the main cities and attractions such as the sublime Samarkand listed in UNESCO World Heritage.

Day 1 : Arrival in Uzbek land

Day1 : Arrival in Uzbek land

Direct arrival in Ourgentch and transfer to Uzs. The old town can be visited in one day, even taking its time.

Day 2 : To Turkmenistan

Day2 : To Turkmenistan

Travel to Kunya Ourgentch, Turkmenistan and visit the old town.

Day 3 : Ashgabat, Turkmen capital

Day3 : Ashgabat, Turkmen capital

Journey to Ashgabat and visit the city.

Day 4 : The Remains of Merv

Journey to Merv, visit archeological site.

Day 5 : Bukhara return to Uzbekistan

Day5 : Bukhara return to Uzbekistan

Route to Bukhara and first steps in the city.

Day 6 : Relaxation in Bukhara

A full day to thoroughly discover the shopping city and take a little rest around its refreshing pool.

Day 7 : Road to Samarkand

Day7 : Road to Samarkand

Journey to Samarkand.

Day 8 : Crossroads of cultures

Day8 : Crossroads of cultures

Visit of the historic sites of Samarkand.

Day 9 : Tashkent, stone citadel

Day9 : Tashkent, stone citadel

Road to Tashkent. Visit of the old town. Spend the evening in opera.

Day 10 : Last walk

Day10 : Last walk

Last shopping at Chorsu Bazaar and return to Paris.

© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette

Uzbekistan, Vacation ideas

Secret Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

If you are well organized and travel by shared taxi rather than by bus or train, this itinerary allows you to cover a large part of the country's sites of interest, alternating major destinations such as the "Silk Road" with excursions into the countryside and visits to the country's most preserved traditional regions.

Ten days in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan,

Leave for Central Asia to meet Uzbek and Turkmen heritages! Growing tourist destinations, it takes about days to visit the main cities and attractions such as the sublime Samarkand listed in UNESCO World Heritage.

Uzbekistan through the holy places

Uzbekistan

The peoples of Central Asia have been called "forgotten Muslims". Isolated from the rest of the Muslim empire by the appearance of Shia power in Iran, the Muslims of Central Asia then had to confront the war waged by communism to Islam, and then remained isolated from the world under the sway of the Soviet regime. Uzbekistan has some of the greatest holy places of Islam. Religion is largely imbued with shamanism and zoroastrianism, whose believers have never been able to escape. A circuit through the country's main spiritual sites can also take place from Termez, the gateway to Buddhism from India to China.

One month in Central Asia

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan,

Here is a suggested itinerary with arrival in Urguentch and return from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This requires that you have on your passport a multiple-entry Uzbek visa, a Turkmen transit visa, and a border crossing permit for Murgab, Tajikistan.

Ten days in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan

Central Asia, in particular Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. A dozen days will be needed to cover the main tourist sites of these two countries, including the sublime Samarkand and Lake Sa Kul.