10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Bishkek
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
2
Tokmok
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Karakol
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Cholpon Ata
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Bishkek

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Bishkek is known for nature, shopping, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Monument to Manas the Great, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bishkek itinerary builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Bishkek is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with highs in Bishkek at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Tokmok.

Things to do in Bishkek

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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

1
night
Tokmok

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ratsek Cabin and then take in panoramic vistas at Burana Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tokmok travel planner .

Getting from Bishkek to Tokmok by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Tokmok

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ratsek Cabin
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Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

3
nights
Karakol

Karakol ©
Set in the foothills of the Tian Shan mountains, Karakol reigns as Kyrgyzstan's trekking and climbing hot spot, surrounded by snowy peaks and scenic natural attractions, including canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and hot spring resorts.
Karakol is known for nature, historic sites, museums, winter sports, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, make a trip to Dungan Mosque, examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Karakol trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Tokmok to Karakol by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature Parks Museums
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

2
nights
Cholpon Ata

Cholpon Ata ©
A well-established resort town, Cholpon Ata lies on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, backed by the alpine peaks of the Tian Shan range.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally have fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cholpon Ata trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

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