15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Bishkek
— 3 nights
2
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Karakol
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Naryn
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Osh
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Berlin

3
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 out of Bishkek with an excursion to Burana Tower in Tokmok--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Manas the Great, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bishkek online road trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Bishkek is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Berlin to Bishkek due to the time zone difference. September in Bishkek sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, examine the collection at Historical Museum, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally enjoy some diversion at The Equestrian Hippodrome.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata road trip website .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ferris Wheel
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
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.
Karakol is known for nature, historic sites, museums, winter sports, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, take an in-depth tour of Karakol Historical Museum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in breathtaking views at Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Karakol day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography and then contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Ala Myshyk Caves and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Salkyn-Tor.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Naryn online travel planner .

You can drive from Karakol to Naryn in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

Nature Parks Trails
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, look for gifts at Jayma Bazaar Osh, then appreciate the history behind Alymbek Datkanyn Aykeli, then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Sulaiman Too. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kyrgyz Ata National Park and then appreciate the views at Alay Valley.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Naryn to Osh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Osh

Nature Parks Trails
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Jayma Bazaar Osh ©
Jayma Bazaar Osh

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