Uzbekistan is a sunny, picturesque country in the heart of Central Asia. Home to the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz and Termez, it has countless historical and architectural monuments dating back thousands of years. Uzbekistan nature is equally captivating: the Tien Shan Mountains, Kyzyl Kum desert, Ustyurt plateau and the remnants of the Aral Sea are truly awe-inspiring.
But the true heart and experience of Uzbekistan are found within the well-preserved culture of this little landlocked country: centuries-old traditions, Zoroastrian and Muslim rituals, original art, and Uzbek hospitality and cuisine will be a delightful discovery for any traveller.
You can visit Uzbekistan at any time of year, but the optimal time to travel is spring and autumn. In spring, flowers and trees are in bloom, the mountains are blanketed with green meadows and sporadic rains refresh the air. In early autumn the climate is mild, with cool mornings and evenings, and markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Winter is often cold and snowy, and summer is very hot, with temperatures rising above + 40⁰С (104F). On the plus side, if you choose to visit during the offseason, you will avoid the tourist crowds and can often get discounted prices at hotels and other venues. Summer and early autumn are also the optimal times to enjoy Uzbekistan’s fresh melons, berries and other fruits.