9 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

9 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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9 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  33​h
1
Karakol
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Bishkek
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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 (Wed), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

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

Sydney, Australia to Karakol is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Kirgizstan Time (KGT) is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

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

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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs and then head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata visit planner .

Traveling by car from Karakol to Cholpon Ata takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cholpon Ata are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

#Outdoors, #Museums
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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs

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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, then get engrossed in the history at State History Museum, and then stroll through Panfilov Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip planner .

Drive from Cholpon Ata to Bishkek in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Panfilov Park ©
Panfilov Park
State History Museum ©
State History Museum

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