10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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10 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30 h
1
Khujand
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Dushanbe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Qurghonteppa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Khujand

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 museums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Panjshanbe Bozor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjidi Jami Mosque, explore the activities along Kayrakkum Reservoir, and don't miss a visit to Khujand Fortress.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Khujand road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Khujand is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sydney to Khujand. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Khujand reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Somoni park ©
Somoni park
Panjshanbe Bozor ©
Panjshanbe Bozor

3
nights
Dushanbe

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hisor (Hisor Fortress & Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve). And it doesn't end there: walk around Rudaki Park, take in the exciting artwork at NOOR ART GALLERY, don't miss a visit to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ismoil Somoni.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dushanbe vacation planner.

Getting from Khujand to Dushanbe by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Khujand in October: highs in Dushanbe hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Qurghonteppa.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hisor
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Rudaki Park ©
Rudaki Park
National Museum of Tajikistan ©
National Museum of Tajikistan
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

2
nights
Qurghonteppa

Qurghonteppa ©
Qurghonteppa or Kurganteppa, formerly known as Kurgan-Tyube, is a city in southwestern Tajikistan, which serves as the capital of the Khatlon region. On the 14th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Ismoil Somoni Monument, don't miss a visit to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, then take in the dramatic natural features at Childukhtaron Valley, and finally examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Qurghonteppa tour builder site.

You can drive from Dushanbe to Qurghonteppa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa