38 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

38 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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38 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Osh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Arslanbob
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Naryn
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kochkor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Karakol
— 7 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Bishkek
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Suusamyr
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h
End: Jerusalem

5
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Bring the kids along to Kyrgyz Ata National Park and Kulunatin National Reserve. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, appreciate the views at Abshir-Say Valley, identify plant and animal life at Kozhokelen Valley, and make a trip to Irkeshtam Pass.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Osh trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Osh is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Osh, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Arslanbob.

Things to do in Osh

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

2
nights
Arslanbob

Arslanbob ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arslanbob Waterfalls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arslanbob Walnut Forest. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Holy Rock.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Arslanbob trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Osh to Arslanbob takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naryn.

Things to do in Arslanbob

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

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Kok-Kiya Valley and Moldo-Ashu Pass will thrill your kids. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at National Park Salkyn-Tor. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake, examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography, delve into the lush surroundings at Naryn National Reserve, and grab your bike and head to Kara-Keche Pass.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naryn road trip planning site .

Getting from Arslanbob to Naryn by car takes about 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Torugart Pass ©
Torugart Pass
National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor

3
nights
Kochkor

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and Jailoo Kilemche make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake, explore the striking landscape at Roch Rzbitoye Serdtse, take in breathtaking views at Semenovskoye Canyon, and stop by Altyn Kol.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochkor travel planner .

Traveling by car from Naryn to Kochkor takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Barskoon.

Things to do in Kochkor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Issyk Kul Province
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Semenovskoye Canyon ©
Semenovskoye Canyon

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 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Plateau, then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale, then stroll through Barskoon Waterfall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barskoon day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kochkor to Barskoon takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karakol.

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

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Juuku Gorge and Sary-Jaz Valley. On the 10th (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Jengish Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, and take in the awesome beauty at Przewalski Peak.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Karakol trip planner .

Getting from Barskoon to Karakol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:
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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, admire the striking features of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Abandoned Runway, have fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Cholpon Ata trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

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

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Issyk-Ata Gorge and Chon-Kurchak Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Ala-Archa Gorge. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Alamedin Gorge, hike along Takyr-Tor Gorge, appreciate the views at Ak-Sai Glacier, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sokuluk Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bishkek trip planner .

Getting from Cholpon Ata to Bishkek by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Bishkek, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Suusamyr.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ratsek Cabin, Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Kashka-Suu Ski Resort ©
Kashka-Suu Ski Resort
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier

2
nights
Suusamyr

Suusamyr ©
Suusamyr is a village in the southern part of the Jayyl District of Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Suusamyr Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Suusamyr trip maker tool .

Getting from Bishkek to Suusamyr by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Suusamyr, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Suusamyr

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Suusamyr Valley ©
Suusamyr Valley

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