Tashkent, Uzbekistani's capital, is roughly 220 miles (354 kilometers) northeast of Navoiy.
No two towns are the same; each has its own special tastes and textures. So, if you have time, spend some time in a few of the other places in this fascinating region.
Approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest of Navoiy is Bukhara, an important regional city and the home of Maghaki-Attari Mosque, Palace of Moon-like Stars and Chor-Minor. Kalyan Mosque, Ark Fortress and Markaziy Stadium-Bukhoro are also good places to visit.
Places of worship are the best doorways into a region's spiritual traditions. The mosques throughout Uzbekistan are certainly no exception.
A great way to enjoy the wild open spaces in the area around Navoiy is to sign up for a hiking or rock climbing adventure.
You'll often find the true personality of a place is by visiting the restaurants and cafés in the region. Try some food and get to know local residents. Two of the region's favourite ingredients are mutton and rice. No journey through Uzbekistan would be satisfying without ordering a bademjan (eggplant salad) and chuchvara soup (small boiled dumplings). Exotic fruit platter (slices of various fruit) is the perfect way to finish any Uzbekistan food experience. Why don't you enjoy a wine to accompany your meal? Shirin (dessert wine) and Aleatiko (dessert wine) are some safe bets. And, regardless of what time of day it is, Uzbekistan is a great spot to have kefir (thick drinking yoghurt).
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time go home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Dushanbe, 210 miles (338 kilometers) to the southeast.