23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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23 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  16​h
1
Bishkek
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Grigoryevka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Karakol
— 3 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
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Talas
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Toktogul
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Osh
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Korona Peak and Bir-Bulak Gorge. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Boom Gorge, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, do some two-wheel cruising with Too-Ashu Pass, and hike along Chon-Kurchak Gorge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bishkek tour itinerary builder app .

Brussels, Belgium to Bishkek is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Brussels to Bishkek. When traveling from Brussels in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bishkek, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grigoryevka.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Boom Gorge ©
Boom Gorge
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier
Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge

1
night
Grigoryevka

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

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grigoryevka itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Grigoryevka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Grigoryevka

Trails Nature Outdoors
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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 Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing and Karakol Peak. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Karakol Gorge, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Devichi Kosy, stroll around Park Pobedy, and take in breathtaking views at Semenovskoye Canyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Karakol trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Grigoryevka to Karakol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Barskoon.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Issyk Kul Province
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Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Karakol Peak ©
Karakol Peak
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Canyon Skazka, look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barskoon Plateau.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Barskoon trip planner .

Getting from Karakol to Barskoon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kol-Ukok Lake. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Altyn Kol and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jailoo Kilemche.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kochkor travel route builder .

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.
Explore hidden gems such as National Park Salkyn-Tor and Kok-Kiya Valley. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kel-Suu Lake, trek along Moldo-Ashu Pass, examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography, and take in breathtaking views at Kara-Keche Pass.

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Traveling by car from Kochkor to Naryn takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Talas.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Trails
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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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Talas trip planner .

Getting from Naryn to Talas by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Chichkan Gorge and then admire the engineering at Toktogul Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Toktogul online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Talas to Toktogul takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alay Valley and Kyrgyz Ata National Park. Go for a jaunt from Osh to Uzgen to see Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Abshir Ata Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy, walk around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, and stop by SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osh trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Toktogul to Osh in 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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