16 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

16 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyrgyzstan trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bishkek
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Tokmok
— 1 night
Drive
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Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive
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Karakol
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Naryn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Osh
— 3 nights
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Bishkek

— 3 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.
Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. There's much more to do: walk around Panfilov Park, browse the different shops at Bishkek Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bishkek vacation builder.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Bishkek is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bishkek, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, expect nights in Bishkek to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Tokmok.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Tokmok

— 1 night
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. On the 29th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kegety Gorge, take in panoramic vistas at Burana Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokmok Mosque.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tokmok itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bishkek to Tokmok in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Tokmok

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Cholpon Ata

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, and then head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cholpon Ata trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tokmok to Cholpon Ata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Karakol

— 4 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.
On the 1st (Fri), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, explore the stunning scenery at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks), see the interesting displays at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Karakol visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cholpon Ata to Karakol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Naryn

— 3 nights
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Naryn is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, delve into the distant past at Shyrdakbek Korgon, get a dose of the wild on CBT Naryn, and admire the landmark architecture of Blue Mosque.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naryn online travel planner.

You can drive from Karakol to Naryn in 5.5 hours. You will leave for Osh on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Naryn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Osh

— 3 nights
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Abshir Ata Falls, then admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, and then stop by Jayma Bazaar Osh.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osh online day trip planner.

You can drive from Naryn to Osh in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Kyrgyzstan travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Mountains
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.