5 days in Almaty & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

5 days in Almaty & Kyrgyzstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and then walk around First President's Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, then see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Almaty online trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Almaty is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 2 hours. In November, Almaty is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Bishkek.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Those Who Died For Freedom and then explore the striking landscape of Ala-Archa Gorge. On your second day here, make a trip to Victory Square, walk around Panfilov Park, then contemplate the long history of Ala-Too Square, and finally hunt for treasures at Osh Bazaar.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bishkek itinerary maker app.

Drive from Almaty to Bishkek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Almaty in November: highs in Bishkek hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bishkek

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Too Square ©
Ala-Too Square

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