14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Zhabagly
— 1 day
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Almaty
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Astana
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Amsterdam

1
day
Zhabagly

Zhabagly ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zhabagly travel app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Zhabagly is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Zhabagly due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zhabagly, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 4th (Sun), 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

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Bring the kids along to Almaty Central Park and Aqua Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ascension Cathedral and Kok-Tobe Hill. There's still lots to do: stroll through Almaty Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baiken Mosque, see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Almaty road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Zhabagly to Almaty takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Karaganda.

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Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan ©
Almaty Zoo ©
Almaty Zoo

3
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan and Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Geological Museum and Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Karaganda State Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Monument Mining Glory, and don't miss a visit to Monument to Cosmonautics.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almaty in August, things will get little chillier in Karaganda: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa
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1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain and then try to win big at CashVille. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenesary Cave, then get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, and then explore the striking landscape at Rock Zhumbaktas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Borovoe holiday planner .

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Karaganda in August since evenings lows in Borovoe dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Astana.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain

3
nights
Astana

Astana ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower, then make a splash at Family Rest Center Ailand, and finally meet the residents at Duman Entertainment Centre. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument Kazakh Eli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, then walk around City Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Astana trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Astana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Astana

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The Baiterek Tower ©
The Baiterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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