23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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Bishkek
— 5 nights
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Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive
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Karakol
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tosor
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochkor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naryn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Osh
— 3 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Ala-Archa Gorge and Ala-Too Square will thrill your kids. Step out of Bishkek with an excursion to Burana Tower in Tokmok--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, cruise along Too-Ashu Pass, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bishkek Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bishkek trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bishkek is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Bishkek. In July, Bishkek is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, have fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome, then examine the collection at Historical Museum, then get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cholpon Ata trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Issyk-Kul Lake and Dungan Mosque. Step out of Karakol to go to Grigoryevka and see Grigorevskoye Canyon, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop, take in breathtaking views at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Karakol road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Tosor.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

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Tosor

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Fairy Tale.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tosor journey planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Tosor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochkor.

Things to do in Tosor

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

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Kochkor

Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Kyzart Pass and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochkor tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tosor to Kochkor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Kochkor

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

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Naryn

Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Step out of Naryn with an excursion to Koshoy Korgon in Kara-Suu--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, stroll around National Park Salkyn-Tor, admire the verdant scenery at Tash Rabat, and take in the dramatic natural features at Torugart Pass.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naryn online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Kochkor to Naryn takes 2 hours. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

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Osh

Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak and then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh, then admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Osh travel route planner.

You can drive from Naryn to Osh in 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Kyrgyzstan travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Flea Markets
A landlocked country of soaring mountains and sprawling steppes, Kyrgyzstan only became independent in 1991, after several decades as one of the Soviet Union's republics. Today, the country represents a growingly popular tourist destination, enticing visitors to come with its rolling pastures and unspoiled mountain landscapes. A trip to Kyrgyzstan reveals a mostly rural land, where it's still possible to witness the lifestyle of the semi-nomadic shepherds living in portable yurts--simple dwellings made of wood and animal skins. You'd be hard-pressed to find many urban attractions here, but the hospitality of the natives and the stunning natural scenery will more than make up for any lack of modern amenities.