8 days in Tajikistan & Darvaza Itinerary

8 days in Tajikistan & Darvaza Itinerary

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 1 night
Drive
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Marguzor, Tajikistan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darvaza, Turkmenistan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khorog, Tajikistan
— 1 night
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan — 1 night

Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
On the 30th (Sun), look for gifts at Noor Art Gallery and then make a trip to Anzob Tunnel (Tunnel of Death). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ismoil Somoni, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Tajikistan, walk around Rudaki Park, then make a trip to Flagpole with the Flag of Tajikistan, and finally don't miss a visit to Stele with the Emblem of Tajikistan.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dushanbe trip maker site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dushanbe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Dushanbe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Dushanbe: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Marguzor.
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Marguzor, Tajikistan — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Seven Lakes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Iskanderkul Lake. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Kulikalon Lakes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marguzor road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dushanbe to Marguzor. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Darvaza.
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Darvaza, Turkmenistan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Darvaza Water Crater and then take in the dramatic natural features at Darvaza Gas Crater.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darvaza tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Marguzor to Darvaza with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Khorog.
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Khorog, Tajikistan — 1 night

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 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, then walk around Khorog City Park, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Garm Chashma, and finally examine the collection at Khorog Regional Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Khorog trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Darvaza to Khorog in 31.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Tajikistan travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · History Museums
Caravans loaded with goods passed through Tajikistan when the ancient Silk Road ran through this country; today, it is one of the world's poorest and least explored nations. Devastated by the civil war of the 1990s, Tajikistan tourism has recently bounced back, as the country's unspoiled mountain landscapes attract a growing number of daring climbers and adventurous travelers. Picturesque highland villages welcome foreign explorers searching for an authentic Central Asian experience in a place seemingly frozen in time. Roads are practically nonexistent in many places and public transport unreliable, but the hospitable Tajiks treat visitors with such warmth and kindness you're not likely to mind the lack of amenities and modern distractions.
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