11 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

11 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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11 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  40 h
1
Barskoon
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Karakol
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Grigoryevka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Bishkek
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Vancouver

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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Barskoon Gorge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barskoon trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Barskoon is an approximately 40-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Barskoon is 14 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Karakol.

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Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall
Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Karakol Gorge and Issyk Kul Brand Shop. On the 4th (Sat), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Altyn Arashan. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing, immerse yourself in nature at Karakol Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Issyk-Kul Lake, and see the interesting displays at Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Karakol travel route app .

Getting from Barskoon to Karakol by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grigoryevka.

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Issyk-Kul Lake ©
Issyk-Kul Lake
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge

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Grigoryevka

Grigoryevka
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grigorevskoye Canyon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grigoryevka trip planner.

Drive from Karakol to Grigoryevka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Grigoryevka

Trails Parks Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ala-Archa Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panfilov Park, take an in-depth tour of State History Museum, contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, then make a trip to Victory Square, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bishkek route app .

You can drive from Grigoryevka to Bishkek in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

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Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Victory Square ©
Victory Square
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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