12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Bishkek
— 2 nights
2
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Karakol
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Naryn
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Osh
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Tokmok
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

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.
Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bishkek tour itinerary builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bishkek is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Kirgizstan Time (KGT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in June, expect nights in Bishkek to be colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cholpon Ata.

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

1
night
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 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, explore the different monuments and memorials at Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Abandoned Runway, then enjoy some diversion at The Equestrian Hippodrome, then make a trip to Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cholpon Ata online day trip planner .

You can drive from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

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.
On the 9th (Sun), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, and examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Karakol trip maker .

You can take a bus from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

1
day
Naryn

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography and then explore the activities along Song Kol Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naryn trip app .

You can drive from Karakol to Naryn in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake

1
night
Osh

Osh ©
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 13th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, stop by Jayma Bazaar Osh, view the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): trek along Kyrgyz Ata National Park and then admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Osh tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Naryn to Osh in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tokmok.

Things to do in Osh

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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley

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 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kegety Gorge and then take in panoramic vistas at Burana Tower.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tokmok trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Osh to Tokmok in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokmok

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

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