I'm putting together a trip to Uzbekistan in October and would appreciate some comments about the planning. I think the schedule below is pretty reasonable but I'm pretty sure that it includes one too many days in Tashkent.
Consequently I wonder which of Khiva/Bukhara/Samarkand would best suit the extra time (or alternatively if there's anywhere else that could be fitted in -I tried to incorporate Nukus but couldn't quite make it work).
Anyway... your thoughts would be appreciated (and thanks in advance!)
Friday 11th: London flight overnight to Tashkent
Saturday 12th: Tashkent
Arrive in the early hours into Tashkent. Overnight stay in Tashkent.
Sunday 13th: Tashkent - Urgench
Daytime in Tashkent. 7pm evening flight to Urganch. Taxi to Khiva. Check in to the hotel and overnight stay in Khiva.
Monday 14th: Khiva
Day exploring Khiva
Tuesday 15th: Khiva - Ayaz Kala
Morning exploring Khiva. Afternoon drive to Ayaz Kala. Sunset etc. Overnight stay in Yurt?
Wednesday 16th: Urgench - Bukhara (3pm flight)
Morning exploration of Ayaz Kala then to the airport
Overnight stay in Bukhara
Thursday 17th: Bukhara
Daytime explore of Bukhara. Overnight stay in Bukhara
Friday 18th: Bukhara - Samarkand
Morning and lunch in Bukhara. Train @ 3.50pm. Overnight in Samarkand
Saturday 19th: Samarkand
Sunday 20th: Samarkand.
Explore Samarkand. 5.30pm train to Tashkent
Monday 21st: Tashkent
Tuesday 22nd: Tashkent - UK
Morning explore Tashkent. 4.20pm flight to London
All about Uzbekistan.
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You could probably eliminate a day in Tashkent and a day in Khiva. Or if you do want to keep the day in Khiva, it would be easy to go to Nukus in the morning before going to the Qala. For most people Bukhara is the best place to linger.
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