19 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

19 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Qurghonteppa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dushanbe
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Khorog
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Murghab
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Du-Oba
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Artuch
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Penjikent
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Khujand
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Johannesburg

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Ismoil Somoni Monument, examine the collection at Museum Bibikhonum, explore the activities along Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, don't miss a visit to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then explore the striking landscape at Childukhtaron Valley, and finally make a trip to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument Rudaki.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Qurghonteppa trip builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Qurghonteppa is an approximately 29- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Qurghonteppa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: high temperatures in Qurghonteppa hover around 13°C and lows are around -1°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve and Karatag Gorge. Visit St.Nicholas Orthodox Church and Haji Yaqub Mosque for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dushanbe: Hisor Fortress (in Hisor), Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Nurek (Tunnel Khalton & Nurek Dam). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Yagnob Valley, stroll around Rudaki Park, get a taste of the local shopping with NOOR ART GALLERY, and see the interesting displays at Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dushanbe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Qurghonteppa to Dushanbe in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dushanbe can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khorog.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hisor, Nurek, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
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Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve ©
Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve
Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress

2
nights
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
On the 12th (Sun), appreciate the history behind World War II Memorial, examine the collection at Khorog Regional Museum, stroll around Khorog City Park, then make a trip to National Flag of Tajikistan, then take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bulunkul Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Somoni Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Khorog trip maker website.

You can fly from Dushanbe to Khorog in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Murghab.

Things to do in Khorog

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma
Bulunkul Lake ©
Bulunkul Lake

1
night
Murghab

Murghab ©
Murghab is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, then admire the verdant scenery at Madianskaya Valley and Hot Springs, then explore the activities along Rangkul Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Yashilkul Lake.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Murghab online attractions planner.

You can drive from Khorog to Murghab in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Du-Oba.

Things to do in Murghab

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Rangkul Lake ©
Rangkul Lake
Yashilkul Lake ©
Yashilkul Lake
Lenin Statue ©
Lenin Statue

1
night
Du-Oba

Du-Oba ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Alauddin Lakes.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Du-Oba attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Murghab to Du-Oba. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Artuch.

Things to do in Du-Oba

Nature Parks
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Alauddin Lakes ©
Alauddin Lakes

1
night
Artuch

Artuch ©
Artuch is a town in north-west Tajikistan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kulikalon Lakes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Artuch trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Du-Oba to Artuch. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Penjikent.

Things to do in Artuch

Nature Parks
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Kulikalon Lakes ©
Kulikalon Lakes

1
night
Penjikent

Penjikent ©
Panjakent, also spelled Panjikent, Panjekent, Panjikant or Penjikent, is a city in the Sughd province of Tajikistan on the Zeravshan River, with a population of 33,000 . Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mukhammad Bashoro, then get a new perspective on nature at Republican Museum of History and Local Lore of Rudaki, and then make a trip to Olim Dodkho Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Penjikent trip maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Artuch to Penjikent. In January in Penjikent, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Khujand.

Things to do in Penjikent

Museums

Side Trip

Panjakent
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Olim Dodkho Mosque ©
Olim Dodkho Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Kamal Khujandi Statue, learn more about the world around you at Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification, look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Sheik Muslekheddin, then see the interesting displays at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ismoil Somoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Bofanda Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjidi Jami Mosque, stroll around Park Kamal Khudzhandi, pause for some photo ops at Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, then don't miss a visit to Khujand Fortress, and finally stroll around Somoni park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Khujand trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penjikent to Khujand takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Penjikent in January: highs in Khujand hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Park Kamal Khudzhandi ©
Park Kamal Khudzhandi
Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Bofanda Mosque ©
Bofanda Mosque