The best time to visit Uzbekistan is spring (April to May) and autumn (September and October). During these times you can expect warm and dry days with average daily highs in the twenties.
A country consisting of largely desert, summers can be uncomfortably hot with temperatures climbing into the high thirties and winters extremely chilly, getting down as low as 4°C.
If you want to know just when is the best time to visit Uzbekistan, the answer is soon! The world is waking up to the delights of this wonderful country, with it’s beautifully preserved Silk Road cities and dramatic natural beauty so make sure you beat the crowds.
Here’s our month by month guide to the weather you can expect in Uzbekistan.
Visiting Uzbekistan in January – February
The mid-winter months of January and February are the coldest months of the year in Uzbekistan. Temperatures can hover around zero for much of these months so we wouldn’t recommend touring at this time. Days are dry and bright though and the main sites are almost empty so if you can stand the cold, the photographic opportunities would be good.
Visiting Uzbekistan in March – April
Temperatures begin to climb in March and by April are into the twenties making touring very comfortable indeed. You’ll have slightly more chance of rain than in January or February but it’s still largely dry – this is the desert after all! Flowers are in bloom in the meadows of the mountains and this is a delightful time to visit.
Visiting Uzbekistan in May – June
April through to June is a very popular time to visit Uzbekistan as temperatures are pleasantly warm, generally in the high twenties, with minimal rainfall. Traditional markets spring up along the roadsides and this is a great time to observe daily life in Uzbekistan.
Visiting Uzbekistan in July – August
July and August are scorchingly hot, with temperatures in the high 30s and are best avoided. Travellig and sightseeing during these months would be very uncomfortable.
Visiting Uzbekistan in September – October
Along with spring, the autumn months are the most popular ones to visit Uzbekistan. Temperatures fall to the far more pleasant mid-twenties, perfect for strolling amongst the country’s incredible architecture and natural beauty. Autumn tends to be typically drier than spring so for many.
Visiting Uzbekistan in November – December
Winter arrives in Uzbekistan in November and temperatures drop into single figures by the time December rolls along. In the far north temperatures can really plummet. For this reason we don’t recommend travelling during these months.