22 days in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

22 days in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
3
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
4
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
5
Margilan, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
7
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
8
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
9
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Burana Tower in Tokmok (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, make a trip to Victory Square, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bishkek road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bishkek is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Kyrgyzstan Time (KGT) is 4 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for little chillier days in Bishkek, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burana Tower
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Spas & Wellness
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

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: explore the activities along Issyk-Kul Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Karakol journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Karakol takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal ©
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal

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Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, thenhave fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome, and finally delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cholpon Ata trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Cholpon Ata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Osh.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games
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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

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 25th (Wed): appreciate the views at Alay Valley, contemplate the long history of Dom Babura Mosque, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, thenview the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov, trek along Kyrgyz Ata National Park, thenstroll around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Osh online travel planner.

Drive from Cholpon Ata to Osh in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Margilan.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Trails
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley

1
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Margilan, Uzbekistan

Margilan ©
Margilan is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Yodgorlik Silk Factory, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khonakhan Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saeed Ahmad-Hodja Madrasah.

Make your Margilan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Osh to Margilan in 3 hours. Traveling from Osh to Margilan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Margilan

Historic Sites Shopping Classes
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Khonakhan Mosque ©
Khonakhan Mosque
Yodgorlik Silk Factory ©
Yodgorlik Silk Factory

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Tashkent is known for museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, fly down the slopes at Chimgon, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tashkent sightseeing planner.

Fly from Margilan to Tashkent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar
Amir Temur Square ©
Amir Temur Square

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Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva ©
With an illustrious history as a main stop along the Great Silk Road, Khiva boasts remarkably well-preserved cultural attractions and a beautiful historic core.
On the 31st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), thencontemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally explore the ancient world of Itchan Kala. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kalta Minor Minaret, contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Islam Khodja Complex, thenexplore the historical opulence of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally admire the striking features of Ota Darvoza.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Khiva trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tashkent to Khiva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Khiva are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Samarkand.

Things to do in Khiva

Historic Sites
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Itchan Kala ©
Itchan Kala
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque) ©
Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque)
Mohammed Amin Madrassah ©
Mohammed Amin Madrassah

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand ©
Uzbekistan’s most glorious city, Samarkand, offers a fine combination of history and modern urban life.
Samarkand is known for historic sites, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Shah-i-Zinda, delve into the distant past at Afrasiyab Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bibi-Khanym Mosque Bibi-Xonum, and hunt for treasures at Central Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Samarkand road trip planning site.

Getting from Khiva to Samarkand by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Samarkand can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bukhara.

Things to do in Samarkand

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
Registan ©
Registan
Gur Emir Mausoleum ©
Gur Emir Mausoleum

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Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Bukhara ©
Inhabited for millennia, the city of Bukhara boasts a World Heritage-listed center teeming with historic mosques, madrassas, pools, and ancient ruins.
Bukhara is known for historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Great Minaret of the Kalon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, make a trip to Moschea Bolo-khauz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bukhara trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Samarkand to Bukhara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bukhara

Historic Sites Museums
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Great Minaret of the Kalon ©
Great Minaret of the Kalon
Lyab-i-Hauz ©
Lyab-i-Hauz
Chor-Minor ©
Chor-Minor

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