34 days in Vietnam & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

34 days in Vietnam & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
2
Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
3
Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
4
Tosor, Kyrgyzstan
— 1 night
5
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 8 nights
6
Duong Dong, Vietnam
— 2 nights
7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 2 nights
8
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
9
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 2 nights
10
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
11
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights

5
nights
Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Take a break from the city and head to Padysh-Ata Reserve and Alay Valley. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex and Mausoleum of Asaf ibn Burkhiy. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque, view the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Irkeshtam Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Abshir Ata Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Osh trip builder tool.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Osh is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Osh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Osh

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex, Padysh-Ata Reserve
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Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
Irkeshtam Pass ©
Irkeshtam Pass

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 10th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Grigorevskoye Canyon, make a trip to Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, then admire the landmark architecture of Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum, and finally delve into the mystery of Abandoned Runway. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel, appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, see the interesting displays at Museum of Petroglyphs, then get outside with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata travel planner.

Traveling by car from Osh to Cholpon Ata takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Grigorevskoye Canyon, Ferris Wheel
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum
Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum ©
Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): head outdoors with Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, then look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Karakol Peak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Karakol Gorge, and then take in breathtaking views at Juuku Gorge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Karakol trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tosor.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing ©
Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing
Juuku Gorge ©
Juuku Gorge
Karakol Peak ©
Karakol Peak

1
night
Tosor, Kyrgyzstan

Tosor ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tosor Pass and then don't miss a visit to Barskoon Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tosor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Tosor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tosor

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Barskoon Waterfall
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Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall

8
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.
Church of the Holy Prince Vladimir and Ala-Too Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum of Graphic Arts /Tinibek Sadykov and Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge, get outside with Chon-Kurchak Gorge, take a memorable drive along Too-Ashu Pass, and take in breathtaking views at Konorchek Canyons.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek online road trip planner.

Drive from Tosor to Bishkek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Bishkek sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Duong Dong.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Boom Gorge ©
Boom Gorge

2
nights
Duong Dong, Vietnam

Duong Dong ©
A holiday in Duong Dong offers cultural diversity, great nature experiences, and a variety of educational and kid-friendly attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Sao Beach and Long Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vung Bau Beach and Phu Quoc National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Di Tích Nhà Tù Phú Quốc, make a trip to Cao Dai Temple, experience rural life at Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho, and stop by Mega King Mart & Alluvia Phu Quoc Chocolate Factory.

To plan Duong Dong vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bishkek to Duong Dong. The time zone changes from Kyrgyzstan Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Duong Dong

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phu Quoc Island, Mega King Mart & Alluvia Phu Quoc Chocolate Factory, Sao Beach, Peppers in Phu Quoc chez Le Ho
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Sao Beach ©
Sao Beach
Phu Quoc National Park ©
Phu Quoc National Park

2
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at FITO Museum, contemplate the long history of The Independence Palace, then stroll around Cong Vien 30-4, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ba Thien Hau Temple.

To plan Ho Chi Minh City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Duong Dong to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Ba Thien Hau Temple ©
Ba Thien Hau Temple
The Independence Palace ©
The Independence Palace

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through The Marble Mountains, then enjoy the sand and surf at An Bang Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Precious Heritage by Rehahn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoi An trip maker website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March, expect nights in Hoi An to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hoi An

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Da Nang
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Precious Heritage by Rehahn ©
Precious Heritage by Rehahn
The Marble Mountains ©
The Marble Mountains
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then stop by TiredCity Hang Bong. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Ho Van - Van Mieu, and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Literature & National University.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanoi online road trip planner.

You can fly from Hoi An to Hanoi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Hanoi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Temple of Literature & National University ©

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
On the 2nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop and then explore the fascinating underground world of Phong Nha Caves. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Hang Toi (Dark Cave) and then Head underground at Son Doong Cave.

Plan my trip to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Hanoi to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks · Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Son Doong Cave ©
Son Doong Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Nine Dynastic Urns, then admire the striking features of Thien Mu Pagoda, then steep yourself in history at Imperial City, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Big C Market. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then admire the masterpieces at XQ Hand Embroidery.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hue route builder site.

Getting from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Hue, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tomb of Minh Mang ©
Tomb of Minh Mang
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

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