Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! Nearly 5 months of overland travel from China, through Mongolia, Russia, The Stans and Iran. What a trip! Even though we knew this journey would be intrepid, we could have never imagined just how adventurous it would be. ...
About Uzbekistan Travel
Welcome to our Uzbekistan Travel Guide. On this page you'll find all of our posts about travelling in Uzbekistan as well as some useful travel tips about the best time to visit, where to go, things to do, where to stay and much more.
As far as historical architecture goes, no country on Earth will likely impress you more than Uzbekistan. With jaw-dropping masterpieces like Registan Square in Samarkand and pretty much the entire historical centers of Bukhara and Khiva, this ancient silk road trifecta combine to create one of the region's most architecturally blessed nations.
So why isn't it more popular? Why don't more people visit beautiful Uzbekistan?
While you're travelling around the country, eating the delicious food, meeting the welcoming local people and gazing up at 1,000-year-old palaces, you'll likely ask yourself this many times. To be honest, we have no idea why more people don't come here.
But that's a good thing! You can travel around Uzbekistan and still have much of the country to yourself. There will still be enormous crowds at the country's main sights, but take a tiny side-step from the tourist trail and you'll find yourself in the middle of nowhere.
The introduction of electronic visas last July 15, 2018 means that more people are visiting Uzbekistan than ever before. In fact, in 2018 Uzbekistan doubled it's tourism numbers over the previous year.
While this does mean that things are changing in Uzbekistan, it doesn't mean that you missed the boat to get here before the massive crowds. You can still enjoy Uzbekistan today with few tourists. Given it's such a safe and fascinating country to travel, I don't see this lasting very long.
Latest Blog Posts
Below you will find all of our latest Uzbekistan travel blog posts which include not only our personal travel stories and experiences from travelling Uzbekistan for more than 2 weeks, but also some useful travel information to help you plan your own trip to the region.
Bukhara, Uzbekistan is known to be Central Asia’s holiest city. The buildings in this ancient city are more than a thousand years old! Back in the 16th century, Bukhara was a bustling market town on the Silk Road route. Because of this, many caravans ...
Depending on which country we travel to, we have a different To-Do List. Some of the items remain the same (getting vaccinations, budgeting for the trip, buying travel gear, etc.), but for this particular trip, which will take us through Mongolia, Russia, Central Asia ...
We have 3 months left before our teaching English contract here in China is up and we’ve officially started planning for our next trip! It’s turning out to be quite the process. We knew that travelling to one of the least touristy regions on ...
THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT
When To Travel To Uzbekistan
The Best Time To Visit: March-May & September-November
- High Season: June - August
- Low Season: December - February
- March - May (spring), June - August (summer), September - November (fall), December - February (winter)
The best time to visit Uzbekistan and most of Central Asia is in the Spring and Fall. During this time the weather is ideal for hiking, trekking, exploring cities, sightseeing and being outdoors.
In the Spring, the winter frost has melted, the sun is shining and the skies are clear. In the fall, the intense heat from summer has cooled off and so have the tourist numbers, making major sights in Bukhara, Khiva and Samarkand much less crowded.
During the summer months of June-August, the mercury can soar, making it uncomfortably hot to travel around the country.
Very few people visit Uzbekistan in the winter months of December to February and some hotels, restaurants and tourist facilities will be closed down.
Hottest Month: July (26°C / 79°F)
Coldest Month: January (-2°C / 28°F)
Wettest Month: March (66mm of Rainfall)
Driest Month: August (3mm of Rainfall)
The above numbers are according to Holiday-Weather.com
We visited Uzbekistan in late November and it was still a great time to visit. While the daytime temperatures were cooling down, the skies were still clear and sunny and we didn't need to have warm clothing during the day, but a light sweater at night was useful.
When we return to Uzbekistan, we'll do so in the shoulder-season again as it's the best balance between fewer crowds and good weather.
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