15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  16 h
1
Bishkek
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Naryn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Tosor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Karakol
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Tokmok
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes UAZ Buhanka Rental. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, walk around Panfilov Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Boom Gorge.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bishkek online holiday planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Bishkek is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Kirgizstan Time (KGT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bishkek, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Bishkek

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Shyrdakbek Korgon and then explore the activities along Song Kol Lake. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Torugart Pass.

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You can drive from Bishkek to Naryn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Tosor.

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Shyrdakbek Korgon
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Torugart Pass ©
Torugart Pass

1
night
Tosor

Tosor ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Barskoon Plateau, explore and take pictures at Barskoon Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Pension Utyos, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Fairy Tale.

For traveler tips, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Tosor vacation planning site .

Getting from Naryn to Tosor by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Tosor

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Side Trips

Barskoon, Kaji-Say
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Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall

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.
Karakol is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, explore the activities along Ala Kul Lake, and look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

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You can drive from Tosor to Karakol in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Cholpon Ata.

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Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally don't miss a visit to Abandoned Runway.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cholpon Ata trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tokmok.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

2
nights
Tokmok

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. On the 20th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ratsek Cabin and then take in panoramic vistas at Burana Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tokmok online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cholpon Ata to Tokmok takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Tokmok

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Side Trip

Ratsek Cabin
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Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

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