7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Qurghonteppa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dushanbe
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Khujand
— 1 night
Fly:  27 h
End: Toronto

1
night
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 8th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Monument Rudaki, see the interesting displays at Museum Bibikhonum, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Khodzha Moshad, then make a trip to Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa, then explore the activities along Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ismoil Somoni Monument.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Qurghonteppa online trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Qurghonteppa is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Qurghonteppa is 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Qurghonteppa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Qurghonteppa

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Museum Bibikhonum ©
Museum Bibikhonum
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa ©
Buddhist Monastery Ajina-Tepa

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Yagnob Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Nicholas Orthodox Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karatag Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Kuybysheva Square, and finally delve into the distant past at Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve. On your second day here, explore the activities along Rokhatin Lake, stroll through Romit Gorge, appreciate the history behind Ferdowsi Statue, admire the verdant scenery at Vakhshskaya Valley, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Sadriddin Aini and Maxim Gorky, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dushanbe itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Qurghonteppa to Dushanbe takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dushanbe can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Khujand.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Vahdat, Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve
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Yagnob Valley ©
Yagnob Valley
Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge

1
night
Khujand

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
On the 11th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Bofanda Mosque, admire the striking features of Arbob Cultural Palace, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, see the interesting displays at House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi, then appreciate the history behind Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kamal Khujandi Statue.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Khujand online itinerary planner.

Getting from Dushanbe to Khujand by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Dushanbe in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Khujand. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

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Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Bofanda Mosque ©
Bofanda Mosque
Kamal Khujandi Statue ©
Kamal Khujandi Statue