40 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

40 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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40 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Minsk
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Osh
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Tokmok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kochkor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Naryn
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Tosor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Karakol
— 9 nights
Bus:  2 h
7
Cholpon Ata
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Bishkek
— 9 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Minsk

5
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Step out of Osh to go to Uzgen and see Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque, admire the sheer force of Abshir Ata Falls, and stop by Jayma Bazaar Osh.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Osh trip itinerary planner .

Minsk, Belarus to Osh is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minsk to Osh, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Tokmok.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley

2
nights
Tokmok

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. On the 15th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Ratsek Cabin, then enjoy breathtaking views from Burana Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tokmok Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kegety Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tokmok tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Osh to Tokmok in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kochkor.

Things to do in Tokmok

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ratsek Cabin
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Tokmok Mosque ©
Tokmok Mosque
Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

4
nights
Kochkor

Kochkor ©
Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Kochkor is known for nature, scenic drive, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Devichi Kosy, contemplate the waterfront views at Kol-Ukok Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Jailoo Kilemche.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochkor holiday tool .

You can drive from Tokmok to Kochkor in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Kochkor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Issyk Kul Province
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Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake
Horseback Riding Tours
Semenovskoye Canyon ©
Semenovskoye Canyon

6
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.
Step out of Naryn with an excursion to Koshoy Korgon in Kara-Suu--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake, take in breathtaking views at Kara-Keche Pass, explore the striking landscape of National Park Salkyn-Tor, and examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Naryn day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kochkor to Naryn takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Tosor.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tash Rabat, Koshoy Korgon
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Tash Rabat ©
Tash Rabat
Torugart Pass ©
Torugart Pass

1
night
Tosor

Tosor ©
On the 27th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Barskoon Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Canyon Skazka, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Fairy Tale.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tosor online attractions planner .

Drive from Naryn to Tosor in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karakol.

Things to do in Tosor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Barskoon
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Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale
Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall

9
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: take in the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan, make a trip to Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Karakol Gorge.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Karakol trip planner .

Drive from Tosor to Karakol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature 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
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, appreciate the history behind Lenin Statue, then make a trip to Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally enjoy some diversion at The Equestrian Hippodrome. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel, take in breathtaking views at Grigorevskoye Canyon, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oluya Cholpon Ata Mausoleum.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cholpon Ata trip builder .

You can take a bus from Karakol to Cholpon Ata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Grigorevskoye Canyon, Ferris Wheel
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Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

9
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.
Bishkek is known for nature, shopping, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cholpon Ata to Bishkek takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

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