11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h
1
Karaganda
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Borovoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Zhabagly
— 1 day
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Almaty
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.

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Singapore, Singapore to Karaganda is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Karaganda due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Karaganda, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Trails Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
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Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral

1
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Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

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You can drive from Karaganda to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Karaganda in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Borovoe, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Astana.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

1
night
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): meet the residents at Duman Entertainment Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, then don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Astana trip maker .

You can drive from Borovoe to Astana in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Pushkin Museum, examine the collection at Regional History State Museum GKKP, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, then see the interesting displays at House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Transfiguration Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum Old Oral. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, examine the collection at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, see the interesting displays at Gabdulla Tuqay Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ The Savior Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Nature and Ecology Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Astana to Oral takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Astana to Oral, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Zhabagly.

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

1
day
Zhabagly

Zhabagly ©
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zhabagly vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Oral to Zhabagly with the Route module. Traveling from Oral to Zhabagly, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Zhabagly can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Wildlife Parks
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Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

2
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque. You'll explore and learn at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, soak in style at Turkish baths, examine the collection at D.A. Kunayev Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Lake Alakol.

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Getting from Zhabagly to Almaty by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zhabagly in June, expect nights in Almaty to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Alakol
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

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