31 days in Uzbekistan & Morocco Itinerary

31 days in Uzbekistan & Morocco Itinerary

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31 days in Uzbekistan & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
7
Rabat, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
10
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 45 min
11
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

2
nights
Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and then delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, steep yourself in history at Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalta Minor Minaret, and finally contemplate the long history of Ota Darvoza.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Khiva trip itinerary site.

Nassau, Bahamas to Khiva is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Turkmenistan Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Nassau in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Khiva, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Kalta Minor Minaret ©
Kalta Minor Minaret
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)

3
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Step out of Tashkent with an excursion to Pulatkhan Plateau in Chimgan--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lake Charvak, pause for some photo ops at World War II Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tashkent trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Khiva to Tashkent in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pulatkhan Plateau
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

3
nights
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Registan, explore the ancient world of Afrasiyab Museum, see the sky in a new way at Ulugh Beg Observatory, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sher Dor Madrasah.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Samarkand trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tashkent to Samarkand by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

4
nights
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Change things up with a short trip to Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs in Gijduvan (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, don't miss a visit to Moschea Bolo-khauz, get engrossed in the history at Palace of Moon-like Stars (Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa), and contemplate the long history of Mir-i-Arab Madrasa.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bukhara travel route builder tool.

Take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bukhara can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gijduvan ceramics of The Narzullaevs, Palace of Bukhara Emirs
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Poi Kalyan Mosque ©
Poi Kalyan Mosque
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to La safraniere de l'Ourika in Tnine Ourika--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Bukhara to Marrakech with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bukhara to Marrakech. July in Marrakech sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

La safraniere de l'Ourika
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Essaouira is known for adventure, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, and contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in July, you will find days in Essaouira are cooler (31°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 23rd (Thu), stroll the grounds of Chellah, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and then make a trip to Bab Mellah. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, then admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sale.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rabat route planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Essaouira to Rabat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Essaouira in July, expect nights in Rabat to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sale
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

1
night
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Moise Nahon Synagogue and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tangier trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rabat to Tangier by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Rabat in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tangier, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours
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Walking tours
Moise Nahon Synagogue ©
Moise Nahon Synagogue

1
night
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss.

Plan a Chefchaouen trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

3
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
When in Fes, make a side trip to see Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes, approximately Meknes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary builder tool.

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bou Inania Medersa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Mooi and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Casablanca planning website.

Getting from Fes to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in July, you will find days in Casablanca are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

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