Travel Guide

How to travel to Uzbekistan 

The most convenient way to travel to Uzbekistan is by taking flight to Tashkent, the capital, from main international airports of Europe, Asia and Middle East. The national airline is Uzbekistan Airways (HY), which significantly expanded its routes since independence of Uzbekistan, offers regular flights to London, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Athens, Frankfurt am Main, Paris, Peking, Bangkok, Delhi, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Seoul, and Tel Aviv. Further, HY offers flights to many destinations within the CIS and Uzbekistan. In addition, Tashkent is also served by several international carriers: Lufthansa (Frankfurt/M and Almaty), Pakistan International Airways (Islamabad), Air India (Delhi), Turkish Airlines (Istanbul), Shinjiang Airways (Urumchi in China) and Arianna (Kabul). 

Accomodation – Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts 

During the past few years, luxurious hotels were built in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, which are managed by western hotel operators. In addition, there are a number of licensed independent hotels and B&B’s that provide suitable accommodation at much lower price. It is necessary for visitors to obtain a registration during the stay in Uzbekistan, which is usually provided by the hotel that you will stay. Most tourist hotel rooms have a shower, private bath, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV with international channels like CNN, BBC, ESPN. 

Making reservations: 

To ensure that your choice of departures, tours and hotels will be available, we highly recommend an early reservation, especially during the busy seasons, which run from mid April through mid June and from end of August through late October. To enable us to deliver you the best experience we keep our group sizes small, usually no more than 10 to 15 participants per guide and tour leader. You can make an online reservation using our online reservation form. 

Weather: 

Uzbekistan has an extreme continental climate. It is generally warmest in the south and coldest in the north. Temperatures in December average -8C (18F) in the north and 0C (32 F) in the south. However, extreme fluctuations can take temperatures as low as -35C (-31F). During the summer temperatures can reach 45C (113F) and above. Humidity is low. Spring (April to June) and Fall (September through October) are in general the most pleasant times to travel. In Fall it’s harvest time, and the markets are full of fresh fruit. If you’re interested in trekking, then summer (July and August) is the best time, because summers are almost dry. In recent years Uzbekistan was notably affected by the global warming and dry-out of the Aral See, which turned snowy cold winters to mild with less precipitation by allowing to travel in the wintertime. The following is the average temperatures in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. 

Month

Avg.
High

Avg.
Low

Mean

Avg.
Precip.

Avg.
High

Avg.
Low

Mean

Avg.
Precip.

Jan

42F

26F

33F

2.20 in.

6C

-3C

1C

55.9 mm

Feb

46F

29F

36F

1.90 in.

8C

-2C

2C

48.3 mm

Mar

57F

39F

48F

2.80 in.

14C

4C

9C

71.1 mm

Apr

71F

49F

60F

2.50 in.

22C

9C

16C

63.5 mm

May

81F

56F

69F

1.30 in.

27C

13C

21C

33.0 mm

Jun

91F

63F

78F

0.30 in.

33C

17C

26C

7.6 mm

Jul

96F

66F

82F

0.20 in.

36C

19C

28C

5.1 mm

Aug

93F

63F

78F

0.10 in.

34C

17C

26C

2.5 mm

Sep

83F

54F

68F

0.20 in.

28C

12C

20C

5.1 mm

Oct

69F

45F

56F

1.30 in.

21C

7C

13C

33.0 mm

Nov

57F

38F

46F

1.80 in.

14C

3C

8C

45.7 mm

Dec

47F

31F

38F

2.10 in.

8C

-1C

3C

53.3 mm

Public holidays: 

January 1 – New Year 
March 8 – Women’s day 
March 21 – Navruz 
May 9 – Day of memory and honor 
September 1 – Independence day 
October 1 – Teachers day 
December 8 – Constitution day 

There are two religious holidays with varying dates: 

Ramadan Khait (Eid-Al-Fitr)
Kurban Khait (Eid-Al-Adha)