7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

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7 days in Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Khorog
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Hisor
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Khujand
— 1 day
Fly:  29​h
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Khorog

Khorog ©
The main town of the Pamirs, Khorog sits in a steep river valley at the point where two rivers meet.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, take in the natural beauty of Garm Chashma, then appreciate the history behind National Flag of Tajikistan, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Karakul, and finally stroll through Khorog City Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Khorog route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Khorog is an approximately 36-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Khorog, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hisor.

Things to do in Khorog

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Lake Karakul ©
Lake Karakul
Garm Chashma ©
Garm Chashma
Botanical Garden ©
Botanical Garden

1
night
Hisor

Hisor ©
Once an independent Khanate, the town of Hisor lies surrounded by high, barren mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Mevlana Yakub Charki Mosque, see the interesting displays at Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Antiquities, and finally contemplate the long history of Hisor Fortress. On the next day, stroll through Victory Park, then make a trip to Stele with the Emblem of Tajikistan, and then get outside with Varzob gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hisor trip website .

Getting from Khorog to Hisor by car takes about 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Khujand.

Things to do in Hisor

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Dushanbe
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Varzob gorge ©
Varzob gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
Haji Yaqub Mosque ©
Haji Yaqub Mosque

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day
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 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Somoni park, don't miss a visit to Khujand Fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayrakkum Reservoir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjidi Jami Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bofanda Mosque.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Khujand online journey planner .

You can drive from Hisor to Khujand in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Hisor, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Khujand, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khujand

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Kayrakkum Reservoir ©
Kayrakkum Reservoir
Bofanda Mosque ©
Bofanda Mosque
Masjidi Jami Mosque ©
Masjidi Jami Mosque

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