25 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

25 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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25 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Bishkek
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
3
Karakol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kochkor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Naryn
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Osh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Arslanbob
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Suusamyr
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ala-Too Square and Museum of Fine Arts. Get in touch with nature at Ala-Archa Gorge and Bir-Bulak Gorge. When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Issyk-Ata Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Chon-Kurchak Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Sokuluk Gorge.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bishkek route planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bishkek is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bishkek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Bishkek, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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 7th (Mon): get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Runway, then don't miss a visit to Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally have fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cholpon Ata trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal and Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum. Get outdoors at Altyn Arashan and Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, don't miss a visit to Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, take in breathtaking views at Juuku Gorge, and explore the galleries of Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karakol trip builder website .

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

Things to do in Karakol

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks) ©

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. On the 12th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Plateau, appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barskoon holiday website .

Drive from Karakol to Barskoon in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kochkor.

Things to do in Barskoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kochkor

Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. On the 13th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Jailoo Kilemche and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir and then explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochkor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Barskoon to Kochkor in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Kochkor

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir ©
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir

3
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.
Visiting Kok-Kiya Valley and Torugart Pass will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake, explore the ancient world of Shyrdakbek Korgon, examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography, and take a peaceful walk through Naryn National Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naryn driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kochkor to Naryn in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shyrdakbek Korgon
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Torugart Pass ©
Torugart Pass

3
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Visiting Mountain Sulaiman-Too and Kyrgyz Ata National Park will get you outdoors. Museum Sulaiman Too and Osh New Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Fill the 20th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kulunatin National Reserve. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, identify plant and animal life at Irkeshtam Pass, steep yourself in history at Dom Babura Mosque, and take in the exciting artwork at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Osh online travel planner .

Getting from Naryn to Osh by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arslanbob.

Things to do in Osh

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak

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night
Arslanbob

Arslanbob ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Arslanbob Waterfalls and then delve into the lush surroundings at Arslanbob Walnut Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arslanbob road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Osh to Arslanbob takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Suusamyr.

Things to do in Arslanbob

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Arslanbob Walnut Forest ©
Arslanbob Walnut Forest
Arslanbob Waterfalls ©
Arslanbob Waterfalls

2
nights
Suusamyr

Suusamyr ©
Suusamyr is a village in the southern part of the Jayyl District of Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Suusamyr Valley.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Suusamyr holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Arslanbob to Suusamyr takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Suusamyr

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Suusamyr Valley ©
Suusamyr Valley