Samarkand, Uzbekistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Samarkand, Uzbekistan? If you're planning to go to Samarkand, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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

Important essentials for Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Samarkand is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

February

If you are traveling to Samarkand in February, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

March

In March, Samarkand is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Samarkand, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

April

In April, Samarkand is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Samarkand, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

May

Traveling to Samarkand in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

June

June for Samarkand can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

July

Traveling to Samarkand in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

August

August in Samarkand is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

September

September for Samarkand is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

October

If you visit Samarkand during October, you will probably notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

November

Traveling to Samarkand in November, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

December

If you are traveling to Samarkand in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to check out the stunning Bibi-Khanym Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Samarkand tourism authority.

Activities for Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Samarkand.

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