Uzbekistan Travel Guide

Plan your adventure to Uzbekistan with the help of our travel guide. Discover the best places to visit and the best time to visit them. Find out how to get your visa and read our top travel tips for information on currency, cuisine and much more.

View of the ancient fortress of Ichan Kala in Khiva, Uzbekistan

Best Places To Visit

Our pick of the top destinations to include on your visit to Uzbekistan

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Best time to Visit

Plan when to visit Uzbekistan with our guide to the weather and seasons

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Uzbekistan and information on getting your visa

Currency

Travel Tips and Useful Info

Top tips for those wanting to know about the currency, food and more in Uzbekistan

Overland truck in Central Asia

About Overlanding

Find out what to expect on an Overland Adventure in Uzbekistan with this guide

Get to know Uzbekistan

Recommended Reading

  • Chasing the sea
    by Tom Bissell
  • Murder in Samarkand
    by Craig Murray
  • Land Beyond the River: The Untold Story of Central Asia
    by Monica Whitlock
Did you know...?

Facts about Uzbekistan

  • Uzbekistan is one of the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world, meaning that it is completely surrounded by landlocked countries. The other is Liechtenstein.
  • Only men are supposed to shake hands in Uzbekistan. Women expect to be greeted by bowing with your right hand placed over your heart.
  • Uzbekistan is the most populous country in Central Asia, with the majority of the population living in rural areas.

Uzbekistan Travel Advice

We keep updated with the latest travel guidance for Uzbekistan and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Our travellers' safety is of the upmost importance and we recommend that checking for the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.