10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  30​h
1
Oral
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Borovoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
4
Zhabagly
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Almaty
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Oral

Oral ©
Orál, Ural'sk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan rivers close to the Russian border. On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, see the interesting displays at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Transfiguration Church, examine the collection at Gabdulla Tuqay Museum, then examine the collection at Nature and Ecology Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ The Savior Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pushkin Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, examine the collection at Regional History State Museum GKKP, then see the interesting displays at House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oral journey builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Oral is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Aqtau Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oral, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Borovoe.

Things to do in Oral

Museums Historic Sites
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House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva ©
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail ©
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail
Christ The Savior Cathedral ©
Christ The Savior Cathedral

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Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at Kenesary Cave, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Borovoe online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Oral to Borovoe in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oral to Borovoe, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oral, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Borovoe, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Astana.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

2
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Kulanshi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, then learn about all things military at Kazakhstan Military History Museum, and finally examine the collection at Saken Seifullin Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism, buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally make a trip to The Baiterek Tower.

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You can drive from Borovoe to Astana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zhabagly.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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Zhabagly

Zhabagly ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zhabagly trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Astana to Zhabagly takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Astana in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zhabagly, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Parks Wildlife
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Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

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Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, then see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Almaty trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Zhabagly to Almaty in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zhabagly in June, you will find days in Almaty are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Museums Parks Nature
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan ©
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan

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