18 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

18 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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18 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  10​h
1
Bishkek
— 5 nights
2
Cholpon Ata
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Karakol
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Naryn
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Osh
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
When in Bishkek, make a side trip to see Burana Tower in Tokmok, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Ala-Archa Gorge, hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Manas the Great.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bishkek travel planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bishkek is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bishkek. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Bishkek. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cholpon Ata.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Petroglyphs, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum, head outdoors with Ruh Ordo Cultural Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Ferris Wheel, then delve into the mystery of Abandoned Airport Cholpon Ata, and finally have fun at The Equestrian Hippodrome.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cholpon Ata trip planner .

You can drive from Bishkek to Cholpon Ata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Karakol.

Things to do in Cholpon Ata

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ferris Wheel
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Museum of Petroglyphs ©
Museum of Petroglyphs
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center ©
Ruh Ordo Cultural Center
Historical Museum ©
Historical Museum

4
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, pause for some photo ops at Monument N.M. Przhevalsky, contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, and make a trip to Dungan Mosque.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Karakol trip maker .

Take a bus from Cholpon Ata to Karakol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naryn.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Museums

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

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naryn: Kochkor (Horseback Riding Tours & Kol-Ukok Lake). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Song Kol Lake, examine the collection at Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography, take in the dramatic natural features at Torugart Pass, and appreciate the views at Tash Rabat.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naryn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Karakol to Naryn takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Osh.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kochkor, Naryn Province
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Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Tash Rabat ©
Tash Rabat
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
Osh is known for nature, museums, shopping, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, hike along Kyrgyz Ata National Park, appreciate the views at Alay Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Abshir Ata Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osh driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Naryn to Osh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak
Museum Sulaiman Too ©
Museum Sulaiman Too