60 days in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan Itinerary

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60 days in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan Itinerary

Start: Khujand, Tajikistan
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Khujand, Tajikistan
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
— 6 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 7 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Balkhash, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Karaganda, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Borovoe, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
13
Kostanay, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
End: Kostanay, Kazakhstan

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Khujand, Tajikistan

Khujand ©
For many, a trip to Khujand happens en route from Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan to the scenic Fann Mountains or Zeravshan Valley.
Get some historical perspective at Fortress Mug Teppe and Arbob Cultural Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification and House Museum Kamal Khuzhandi. Take a break from Khujand with a short trip to Bust of Lenin in Istaravshan, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kayrakkum Reservoir, stroll around Somoni park, appreciate the history behind Stella Fallen Heroes in the Fight Against Fascism, and look for gifts at Panjshanbe Bozor.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Khujand planner .

In June, daytime highs in Khujand are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dushanbe.

Things to do in Khujand

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Istaravshan
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Arbob Cultural Palace ©
Arbob Cultural Palace
Fortress Mug Teppe ©
Fortress Mug Teppe

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe ©
Little more than a small town at the turn of the 20th century, Dushanbe grew rapidly during the Soviet era and now serves as the national capital and home to nearly 800,000 people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hisor Fortress and St.Nicholas Orthodox Church. National Museum of Antiquities and Hisor HIstorical and Cultural Preserve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara (in Tagob) and Qurghonteppa (Museum Bibikhonum, Sacred Spring Chiluchor Chashma, & more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at NOOR ART GALLERY, admire the verdant scenery at Yagnob Valley, get your game on at Kokhi Navruz, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Tajikistan.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dushanbe day trip tool .

Getting from Khujand to Dushanbe by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dushanbe when traveling from Khujand in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Osh.

Things to do in Dushanbe

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Qurghonteppa, Hisor, Ski Tourism Complex Safed Dara
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Karatag Gorge ©
Karatag Gorge
Hisor Fortress ©
Hisor Fortress
National Museum of Antiquities ©
National Museum of Antiquities

5
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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.
Get outdoors at Mountain Sulaiman-Too and Kyrgyz Ata National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex and Osh Regional Museum of Fine Arts of Sadykov. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lenin Peak, steep yourself in history at Dom Babura Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Ravat Abdullakhan, and pause for some photo ops at Lenin Monument.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Osh itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Dushanbe to Osh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dushanbe to Osh is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Naryn.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Uzgen Archaeological-Architectural Museum Complex
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Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Lenin Peak ©
Lenin Peak

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Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

Naryn ©
Perched high in the Tian Shan range, Naryn offers scenic views of the mountains and a picturesque gorge cut by the Naryn River.
Visit Koshoy Korgon and Blue Mosque for their historical value. Naryn Historical Museum of Ethnography and Shyrdakbek Korgon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Song Kol Lake, identify plant and animal life at Moldo-Ashu Pass, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naryn National Reserve, and trek along Kok-Kiya Valley.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naryn trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Osh to Naryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naryn Province, Koshoy Korgon
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National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor
Tash Rabat ©
Tash Rabat
Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake

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Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan

Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Semenovskoye Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Son Kul Lake and Jailoo Sarala-Saz. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jailoo Kilemche, explore the activities along Orto-Tokoy Water Reservoir, admire all the interesting features of Dolon Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Roch Rzbitoye Serdtse.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Kochkor trip planner .

Drive from Naryn to Kochkor in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tokmok.

Things to do in Kochkor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Issyk Kul Province
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Horseback Riding Tours
Semenovskoye Canyon ©
Semenovskoye Canyon
Roch Rzbitoye Serdtse ©
Roch Rzbitoye Serdtse

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Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan

Tokmok ©
Tokmok is a city in the Chuy Valley, northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tokmok Mosque and then appreciate the views at Kegety Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Burana Tower and then identify plant and animal life at Ratsek Cabin.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tokmok trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kochkor to Tokmok in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bishkek.

Things to do in Tokmok

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Issyk-Ata Gorge and Korona Peak. Visiting Alamedin Gorge and Bir-Bulak Gorge will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the awesome beauty at Boom Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge, and get out on two wheels at Too-Ashu Pass.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tokmok to Bishkek by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge
Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge

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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts. Let the collections at Archeology Museum and D.A. Kunayev Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Almaty: Turgen Waterfalls (in Turgen), Issyk State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum (in Rakhat) and Ancient Town Talgar (in Talgar). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altyn-Emel, explore the activities along Lake Issyk, make a short side trip with Day Trips, and get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Almaty trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Balkhash.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Turgen Waterfalls, Ancient Town Talgar, Boralday Church, Issyk State Historical and Cultural Reserve-Museum
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Food Tours
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Balkhash, Kazakhstan

Balkhash ©
Known as a center of metallurgy, the industrial city of Balkhash sits on the northern shore of the lake of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument to 50 Years of Trust Foundation Pribalkhashstroy, appreciate the history behind Monument Balgash Starts Here, and then explore the activities along Lake Balkhash. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Dead Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Tank Т-34, then steep yourself in history at Space Station Orbita, and finally appreciate the history behind Locomotive № 48-80.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Balkhash driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Almaty to Balkhash in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Balkhash

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Balkhash ©
Lake Balkhash

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Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima and Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa. Get outdoors at Qarqaraly National Park and Bektau-Ata Mountain Area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, get engrossed in the history at Academician E. Buketov's Memorial Museum, identify plant and animal life at Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, and don't miss a visit to Monument Mining Glory.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Karaganda trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Balkhash to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Karaganda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Karagandy, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
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5
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Visiting Gashyktar and Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism and Kazakhstan Military History Museum. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, identify plant and animal life at Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at Duman Entertainment Centre, and learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan road trip site .

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karaganda in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Nur-Sultan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve ©
Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve
National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan

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Borovoe, Kazakhstan

Borovoe ©
On the 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain and then try to win big at CashVille. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Rock Zhumbaktas and then don't miss a visit to Kenesary Cave.

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

Getting from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, plan for little chillier days in Borovoe, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kostanay.

Things to do in Borovoe

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
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CashVille ©
CashVille
Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain

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Kostanay, Kazakhstan

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll around Victory Park, admire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, then witness the site of a historic battle at Execution Wall, then steep yourself in history at Maral Ishan Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, go for a walk through Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence, browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart, then explore the engaging exhibits at Toy Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kostanay trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Borovoe to Kostanay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kostanay

Museums Parks Shopping
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Victory Park ©
Victory Park
Maral Ishan Mosque ©
Maral Ishan Mosque

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