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Uzbekistan spring landscape

When is the best time to visit Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan is best visited during spring and autumn (April to May, and September to early November). During these periods, it’s typically warm and dry, and you can enjoy the heat of this desert region without it being uncomfortably hot, as it can be during the summer months. From November to March it can be very cold, but this also brings clear, bright skies which provide an exceptional backdrop to any photos you take during your trip. This is also the quietest time of the year, so if you’re willing to dress warmly you’re likely to have the country’s exquisitely beautiful sites to yourself.

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My favourite time to visit Uzbekistan is November, when it’s cold but not freezing. Best yet, most places are really quiet, which means you can capture some brilliant photos of Uzbekistan’s impressive Islamic architecture against the bright and clear sky.

John, Russia, Central Asia, & The Silk Route Specialist

Uzbekistan Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bukhara 5°C 24mm 9°C 20mm 15°C 33mm 23°C 25mm 30°C 12mm 34°C 1mm 37°C 0mm 34°C 0mm 30°C 1mm 22°C 6mm 14°C 14mm 8°C 20mm
Khiva 2°C 9mm 5°C 9mm 12°C 20mm 22°C 18mm 29°C 11mm 34°C 3mm 36°C 2mm 34°C 1mm 28°C 2mm 19°C 5mm 11°C 9mm 4°C 13mm
Samarkand 6°C 47mm 8°C 39mm 13°C 68mm 21°C 63mm 26°C 36mm 32°C 5mm 34°C 2mm 32°C 0mm 28°C 2mm 21°C 22mm 14°C 26mm 9°C 42mm
Tashkent 6°C 53mm 8°C 51mm 14°C 75mm 22°C 61mm 28°C 36mm 33°C 12mm 36°C 5mm 34°C 2mm 29°C 4mm 21°C 28mm 14°C 46mm 8°C 56mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Uzbekistan

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Visiting Uzbekistan in November - December

As winter falls on Uzbekistan both its temperatures and visitor numbers drop. This can be a wonderful time to make your trip if you don’t mind dressing up warmly.

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