15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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15 days in Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Bishkek
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Grigoryevka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Karakol
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Barskoon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Naryn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Arslanbob
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Osh
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
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. Take a break from the city and head to Ala-Archa Gorge and Konorchek Canyons. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Alamedin Gorge, stroll through Panfilov Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Resurrection Cathedral, and make a trip to Victory Square.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bishkek day trip site .

Manchester, UK to Bishkek is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Kirgizstan Time (KGT) is 6 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in July: highs in Bishkek hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grigoryevka.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Alamedin Gorge ©
Alamedin Gorge
Konorchek Canyons ©
Konorchek Canyons

1
night
Grigoryevka

Grigoryevka
On the 9th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Grigorevskoye Canyon.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grigoryevka planning app .

Traveling by car from Bishkek to Grigoryevka takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Karakol.

Things to do in Grigoryevka

Outdoors Parks Trails

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 Karakol Gorge and Altyn Arashan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jyrgalan Valley Trekking/Freeride Skiing and Saimaluu-Tash Reserve Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathederal, stop by Issyk Kul Brand Shop, and immerse yourself in nature at Karakol Peak.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Karakol online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Grigoryevka to Karakol takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Barskoon.

Things to do in Karakol

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Altyn Arashan ©
Altyn Arashan
Karakol Gorge ©
Karakol Gorge
Karakol Peak ©
Karakol Peak

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. On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barskoon Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Barskoon Waterfall, take in breathtaking views at Canyon Fairy Tale, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Yuriy Gagarin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barskoon Plateau.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barskoon trip planner .

Drive from Karakol to Barskoon in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naryn.

Things to do in Barskoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Canyon Fairy Tale
Highlights from your plan
Barskoon Gorge ©
Barskoon Gorge
Barskoon Waterfall ©
Barskoon Waterfall
Canyon Fairy Tale ©
Canyon Fairy Tale

3
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.
Get outdoors at Song Kol Lake and Kara-Keche Pass. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Park Salkyn-Tor and Kok-Kiya Valley. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Blue Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Naryn sightseeing planner .

Drive from Barskoon to Naryn in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arslanbob.

Things to do in Naryn

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Park Salkyn-Tor ©
National Park Salkyn-Tor
Song Kol Lake ©
Song Kol Lake
Blue Mosque ©
Blue Mosque

1
day
Arslanbob

Arslanbob ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Arslanbob Waterfalls and then take a peaceful walk through Arslanbob Walnut Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Arslanbob trip maker site .

Getting from Naryn to Arslanbob by car takes about 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Osh.

Things to do in Arslanbob

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arslanbob Walnut Forest ©
Arslanbob Walnut Forest
Arslanbob Waterfalls ©
Arslanbob Waterfalls

1
night
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 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Osh New Mosque, appreciate the views at Alay Valley, then take in the exciting artwork at SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Sulaiman Too, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Sulaiman-Too.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Osh day trip planner .

Drive from Arslanbob to Osh in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Osh

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mountain Sulaiman-Too ©
Mountain Sulaiman-Too
Alay Valley ©
Alay Valley
SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery ©
SAIMALUU TASH Art Gallery

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