23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bishkek
— 5 nights
2
Grigoryevka
— 1 night
3
Karakol
— 3 nights
4
Barskoon
— 1 night
5
Kochkor
— 2 nights
6
Naryn
— 3 nights
7
Talas
— 1 day
8
Toktogul
— 1 night
9
Osh
— 4 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Issyk-Ata Gorge and Chon-Kurchak Gorge. There's much more to do: hike along Bir-Bulak Gorge, take in breathtaking views at Konorchek Canyons, take a peaceful walk through Korona Peak, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Resurrection Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bishkek holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bishkek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Kyrgyzstan Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grigoryevka.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Boom Gorge ©
Boom Gorge
Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge
Too-Ashu Pass ©
Too-Ashu Pass

1
night
Grigoryevka

Grigoryevka
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Grigorevskoye Canyon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grigoryevka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Grigoryevka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Karakol.

Things to do in Grigoryevka

Nature Parks
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Issyk Kul Brand Shop and Semenovskoye Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Karakol Gorge, appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, walk around Park Pobedy, and take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Devichi Kosy.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Karakol day trip planner.

Drive from Grigoryevka to Karakol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Barskoon.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Issyk Kul Province
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Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Semenovskoye Canyon ©
Semenovskoye Canyon
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. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Canyon Skazka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Plateau.

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

Traveling by car from Karakol to Barskoon takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kochkor.

Things to do in Barskoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyon Skazka
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Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall
Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge

2
nights
Kochkor

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir and then explore the activities along Kol-Ukok Lake. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Altyn Kol and then identify plant and animal life at Jailoo Kilemche.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kochkor online trip maker.

You can drive from Barskoon to Kochkor in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Kochkor

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir ©
Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir
Altyn Kol ©
Altyn Kol

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Park Salkyn-Tor and Kok-Kiya Valley. There's still lots to do: trek along Kara-Keche Pass, see the interesting displays at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography, contemplate the waterfront views at Kel-Suu Lake, and explore the stunning scenery at Moldo-Ashu Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naryn tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kochkor to Naryn in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Talas.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Outdoors
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National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor
Kel-Suu Lake ©
Kel-Suu Lake
Moldo-Ashu Pass ©
Moldo-Ashu Pass

1
day
Talas

Talas ©
Talas is a town in northwestern Kyrgyzstan, located in the Talas River valley between two mountain ranges. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gumbez of Manas.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Talas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naryn to Talas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toktogul.
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Gumbez of Manas ©
Gumbez of Manas

1
night
Toktogul

Toktogul ©
Toktogul is a city in Jalal-Abad Region of Kyrgyzstan. On the 10th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Chichkan Gorge and then see human ingenuity at work at Toktogul Lake.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Toktogul trip maker site.

Drive from Talas to Toktogul in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Osh.

Things to do in Toktogul

Parks Nature
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Toktogul Lake ©
Toktogul Lake

4
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kyrgyz Ata National Park and SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery. Take a break from Osh with a short trip to Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex in Uzgen, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley, appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque, and contemplate the waterfront views at Abshir Ata Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Osh day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Toktogul to Osh takes 4.5 hours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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