8 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

8 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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8 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Tokmok
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Karakol
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Bishkek
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Katowice

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day
Tokmok

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Burana Tower.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tokmok trip itinerary builder site .

Katowice, Poland to Tokmok is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Katowice to Tokmok is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Karakol.
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Burana Tower ©
Burana Tower

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, museums, winter sports, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Altyn Arashan, don't miss a visit to Dungan Mosque, stroll around River Park, and examine the collection at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Karakol online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tokmok to Karakol in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jeti-Oguz Canyon (Seven Bulls Rocks)
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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Dungan Mosque ©
Dungan Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ala-Archa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, steep yourself in history at Ala-Too Square, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll around Panfilov Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bishkek driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bishkek are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Spas & Wellness
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar

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