10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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10 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Suusamyr
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Naryn
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Karakol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Grigoryevka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Bishkek
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Riga

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Suusamyr

Suusamyr ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Suusamyr Valley.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Suusamyr trip planner .

Riga, Latvia to Suusamyr is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Suusamyr is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in April; daily highs in Suusamyr reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Naryn.

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Suusamyr Valley ©
Suusamyr Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Salkyn-Tor.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naryn trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Suusamyr to Naryn in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Barskoon.

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National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor

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Barskoon

Barskoon ©
Barskon, Barskoon or Barskaun, ancient Barsgan, Barskhan or Barsqan is a small settlement on the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul in the Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. On the 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Barskoon Gorge, admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall, then explore the stunning scenery at Tosor Pass, and finally take in breathtaking views at Canyon Fairy Tale.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barskoon online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Naryn to Barskoon takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Karakol.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Karakol Gorge and then appreciate the views at Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum, let little ones run wild at Children Park Balakai, then take in the awesome beauty at Khan Tengri Peak, then immerse yourself in nature at Karakol Peak, and finally stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Karakol trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Barskoon to Karakol in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grigoryevka.

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Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Karakol Peak ©
Karakol Peak
Khan Tengri Peak ©
Khan Tengri Peak

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Grigoryevka

Grigoryevka
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grigorevskoye Canyon.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grigoryevka visit planner .

Getting from Karakol to Grigoryevka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bishkek.

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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 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Alamedin Gorge, then see the interesting displays at Toktogul Literary Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Issyk-Ata Gorge. On the next day, appreciate the views at Ak-Sai Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Chon-Kurchak Gorge, and then take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grigoryevka to Bishkek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge
Issyk-Ata Gorge ©
Issyk-Ata Gorge
Ak-Sai Glacier ©
Ak-Sai Glacier

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