15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Osh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Naryn
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Karakol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bishkek
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London

2
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Get outdoors at Mountain Sulaiman-Too and Kyrgyz Ata National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex and SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osh New Mosque, explore the world behind art at Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lenin Peak.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Osh vacation planner .

London, UK to Osh is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from London to Osh due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naryn.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex
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Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kok-Kiya Valley and Chatyr-Kul Lake. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Salkyn-Tor and Song Kol Lake. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Blue Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Naryn road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Osh to Naryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chatyr-Kul Lake
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Chatyr-Kul Lake ©
Chatyr-Kul Lake
National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor
Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum and Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Karakol Gorge and Issyk Kul Brand Shop. On the 12th (Mon), 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, stroll through River Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khan Tengri Peak, and immerse yourself in nature at Karakol Peak.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Karakol online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Naryn to Karakol takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Barskoon.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Karakol Peak ©
Karakol Peak

1
night
Barskoon

Barskoon ©
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 15th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge, admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Plateau.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Barskoon trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Karakol to Barskoon takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bishkek.

Things to do in Barskoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyon Fairy Tale
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Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall
Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ala-Too Square and State History Museum. Family-friendly places like Alamedin Gorge and Konorchek Canyons will thrill your kids. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ak-Sai Glacier, stroll through Panfilov Park, and hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bishkek visit planner.

You can drive from Barskoon to Bishkek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier

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