22 days in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

22 days in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

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22 days in Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  10​h
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Margilan, Uzbekistan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Khiva, Uzbekistan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Bukhara, Uzbekistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

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.
When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Victory Square, walk around Panfilov Park, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bishkek trip itinerary app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bishkek is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Bishkek, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Bishkek, with highs around 18°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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, museums, winter sports, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop, see the interesting displays at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karakol online holiday maker .

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 catcht the bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Ala Kul Lake ©
Ala Kul Lake

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, then examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, then enjoy some diversion at The Equestrian Hippodrome, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata trip app .

You can take a bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel 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.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the views at Alay Valley, contemplate the long history of Dom Babura Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then view the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov, look for all kinds of wild species at Kyrgyz Ata National Park, then stroll around Enenin Koz Zhashy Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Osh road trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cholpon Ata to Osh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margilan.

Things to do in Osh

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

1
night
Margilan, Uzbekistan

Margilan ©
Margilan is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. On the 27th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Yodgorlik Silk Factory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khonakhan Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saeed Ahmad-Hodja Madrasah.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Margilan trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Osh to Margilan in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Kirgizstan Time to Uzbekistan Time is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to 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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nights
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, historic sites, winter sports, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Khamid Alimdjan, make a trip to Independence Square (Mustakillik Square), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukeldash Madrasah, and explore the world behind art at Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tashkent trip planner .

Fly from Margilan to Tashkent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Khiva.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Khamid Alimdjan ©
Khamid Alimdjan
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

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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), contemplate the long history of Stone Palace (Tash Khauli), take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Juma Mosque), then contemplate the long history of Mohammed Amin Madrassah, and finally delve into the distant past at Itchan Kala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalta Minor Minaret, contemplate the long history of Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, make a trip to Islam Khodja Complex, then step into the grandiose world of Citadel Kunya-ark, and finally steep yourself in history at Ota Darvoza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Khiva vacation planning site .

You can fly from Tashkent to Khiva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Khiva are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough 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)
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli) ©
Stone Palace (Tash Khauli)

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nights
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, shopping, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Registan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulugbek Madrasah, pause for some photo ops at Shah-i-Zinda, and gain insight at Sher Dor Madrasah.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Samarkand trip planner .

You can fly from Khiva to Samarkand in 5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Samarkand, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. 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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Registan ©
Registan
Shah-i-Zinda ©
Shah-i-Zinda
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, spas, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Minaret of the Kalon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Poi Kalyan Mosque, don't miss a visit to Lyab-i-Hauz, and contemplate the long history of Chasma Ayub Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bukhara trip builder .

Traveling by train from Samarkand to Bukhara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Bukhara, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow 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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