13 days in Bishkek, Karakol & Naryn Itinerary

13 days in Bishkek, Karakol & Naryn Itinerary

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Bishkek
— 8 nights
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Karakol
— 2 nights
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Naryn
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Bishkek

— 8 nights
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.
When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately Tokmok away. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll around Panfilov Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Bishkek Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bishkek. In November in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Karakol

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, and then stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, then see the interesting displays at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks).

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Karakol online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Naryn

— 2 nights
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Blue Mosque and then get a dose of the wild on CBT Naryn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Eki-Naryn Valley and then make a trip to Shyrdakbek Korgon.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Naryn trip app.

Getting from Karakol to Naryn by car takes about 5.5 hours.

Things to do in Naryn

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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