Bukhara, Uzbekistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bukhara, Uzbekistan? If you're planning to go to Bukhara, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Based on the climate and weather in Bukhara, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bukhara, Uzbekistan by month

January

If you are traveling to Bukhara in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks

February

If you go to Bukhara in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

March

If you go to Bukhara in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

April

April here is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in Bukhara dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

June

If you go to Bukhara in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

July

If you go to Bukhara in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts

August

August very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

Traveling to Bukhara in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

October

If you go to Bukhara in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November is cold. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

December

Traveling to Bukhara in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bukhara, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Bukhara
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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