12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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12 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Osh
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
2
At-Bashi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kochkor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Karakol
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bishkek
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Osh

Osh ©
Tucked among mountains and boasting some 3,000 years of history, the city of Osh offers plenty to the curious traveler.
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Lenin Monument, view the masterpieces at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too, then hike along Kyrgyz Ata National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Dom Babura Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lenin Peak, admire the verdant scenery at Alay Valley, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osh trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Osh is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Kirgizstan Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to At-Bashi.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Trails
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Kyrgyz Ata National Park ©
Kyrgyz Ata National Park
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery ©
SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery

1
night
At-Bashi

At-Bashi ©
At-Bashy is a village in the Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan, about 35km southwest of Naryn on the main highway to the Torugart Pass. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Shar Waterfall, then head outdoors with Chatyr-Kul Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Koshoy Korgon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the At-Bashi travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Osh to At-Bashi in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochkor.

Things to do in At-Bashi

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Koshoy Korgon
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Chatyr-Kul Lake ©
Chatyr-Kul Lake
Koshoy Korgon ©
Koshoy Korgon

1
night
Kochkor

Kochkor is a village in northern Naryn Region of Kyrgyzstan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kol-Ukok Lake.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kochkor itinerary planning app .

Getting from At-Bashi to Kochkor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Barskoon.

Things to do in Kochkor

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours
Kol-Ukok Lake ©
Kol-Ukok Lake

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Canyon Skazka, identify plant and animal life at Barskoon Gorge, admire the sheer force of Barskoon Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barskoon Plateau.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barskoon online attractions planner .

Getting from Kochkor to Barskoon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Karakol.

Things to do in Barskoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyon Skazka
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Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall

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.
Get outdoors at Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing and Altyn Arashan. Explore hidden gems such as Karakol Gorge and River Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Karakol Peak, look for gifts at Issyk Kul Brand Shop, walk around Tsentralny Skver, and don't miss a visit to Lenin Statue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Karakol trip builder website .

You can drive from Barskoon to Karakol in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Trails
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Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ala-Too Square and State History Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Issyk-Ata Gorge and Victory Square. There's much more to do: trek along Alamedin Gorge, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bishkek tour planner .

You can drive from Karakol to Bishkek in 6 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bishkek can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

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