30 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

30 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kyrgyzstan visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bishkek
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Tokmok
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive
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Karakol
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Barskoon
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kochkor
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Naryn
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Arslanbob
— 1 night
Drive
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Osh
— 5 nights
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Bishkek

— 6 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 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, stroll around Panfilov Park, and get a dose of the wild on Iron Horse Nomads.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bishkek trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Bishkek is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Moscow to Bishkek. While traveling from Moscow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Tokmok.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

Tokmok

— 1 night
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kegety Gorge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Burana Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tokmok Mosque.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tokmok route planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bishkek to Tokmok takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Tokmok

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, and then head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cholpon Ata trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tokmok to Cholpon Ata by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Karakol

— 6 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 26th (Sun), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque, examine the collection at Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum, get engrossed in the history at Karakol Historical Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument N.M. Przhevalsky.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Karakol tour planner.

You can drive from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Barskoon.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Barskoon

— 2 nights
Barskon, Barskoon or Barskaun, ancient Barsgan, Barskhan or Barsqan is a small settlement on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul in the Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge and then admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tosor Pass, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barskoon trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Barskoon takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in Barskoon

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Kochkor

— 2 nights
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jailoo Sarala-Saz and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jailoo Kilemche and then explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochkor trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Barskoon to Kochkor in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Kochkor

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Naryn

— 5 nights
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. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Tash Rabat, explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Torugart Pass, and delve into the distant past at Shyrdakbek Korgon.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naryn attractions planner.

Getting from Kochkor to Naryn by car takes about 2 hours. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Arslanbob.

Things to do in Naryn

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Arslanbob

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Arslanbob Waterfalls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arslanbob Walnut Forest.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arslanbob travel route planner.

You can drive from Naryn to Arslanbob in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Osh.

Things to do in Arslanbob

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

Osh

— 5 nights
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Osh is known for nature, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, stroll through Irkeshtam Pass, take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Osh tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arslanbob to Osh in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

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.