Tashkent and Samarkand in a single journey

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Hey guys, on this article, I needed to share our itinerary for 4 days in Uzbekistan visiting Tashkent and Samarkand (and Bukhara as an non-compulsory vacation spot). We visited Uzbekistan in winter, when it was very empty and had an opportunity to discover the primary landmarks with none crowds.

Right here’s what you’ll be able to look forward to finding on this weblog submit:

Who can journey to Uzbekistan? Do you want a visa?

Should you’re questioning whether or not you want a visa for Uzbekistan, it’s higher to test on the official web site right here, as the foundations might need modified since we wrote this text. Typically, it’s fairly straightforward to go to Uzbekistan and in case you’re from the EU, you don’t want a visa as of January 2022. Nonetheless, to enter Uzbekistan, you must present a adverse PCR check taken as much as 72 hours earlier than your journey. 

There are not any strict guidelines about who may journey to Uzbekistan, nonetheless, it has its personal purple record – arrivals from some international locations have to quarantine for 10 days.  

Aside from that, it’s simple to journey to Uzbekistan – you don’t want any invites or journey vouchers. 

Are you able to discover Uzbekistan by yourself and not using a journey company? 

Lots of people are questioning whether or not you’ll be able to discover Uzbekistan by yourself with out shopping for an organised tour. I simply say that there are some challenges in the case of getting across the cities (e.g. taxi drivers in Samarkand in Bukhara don’t communicate English and there’s no app you need to use to ask for a taxi) and generally resort personnel don’t communicate English as effectively, nonetheless, it’s regular – it’s the identical in lots of international locations around the globe.

Should you’re a younger solo feminine traveller, you may get lots of consideration, so I’m undecided I might advocate travelling alone in Uzbekistan – on this case, it’s higher to purchase a tour! 

Which language can you employ in Uzbekistan?

As I discussed earlier than, not many individuals communicate English in Uzbekistan – the first language of the nation is Uzbek (and Tajik in Bukhara and Samarkand), nonetheless, you too can use Russian, 80% of individuals in massive cities can communicate and perceive Russian. 

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What’s the very best time to journey to Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan has clearly outlined seasons : chilly winter, fantastic spring when every thing is blooming, extraordinarily scorching summer season and nice autumn. Summer season is mostly extremely popular in Uzbekistan so it’s not really useful to journey there from June to early September, until you benefit from the temperatures of 38-55C levels. 

Winter is totally superb, it doesn’t normally get colder than -3C, and in Samarkand and Bukhara winters are sometimes sunny and considerably heat (5-15C) throughout the day. Nonetheless, you’ll be able to anticipate subzero temperatures at evening. I’ve a separate weblog submit about climate in Uzbekistan in winter and our total impressions from travelling to Uzbekistan in December.

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