17 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

17 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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17 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Almaty
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Borovoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Astana
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Zhabagly
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Saty
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Popular historic sites such as Ascension Cathedral and Big Almaty Lake are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kok-Tobe Hill and Shymbulak Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, appreciate the history behind Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, stroll around First President's Park, and make a trip to Monument to Raiymbek Batyr.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Almaty trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Almaty is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Almaty. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

2
nights
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 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Eternal Flame, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Monument to Cosmonautics, identify plant and animal life at Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Cathedral, then Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Expression Gde-Gde? V Karagande!.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Karaganda planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Almaty in July: high temperatures in Karaganda hover around 30°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, 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
day
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, explore the striking landscape at Rock Zhumbaktas, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum of Nature.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Borovoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Borovoe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Karaganda in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Borovoe: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Astana.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

2
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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Duman Entertainment Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Kazakh Eli.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Astana trip planner .

Getting from Borovoe to Astana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Astana

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Baiterek Tower ©
The Baiterek Tower
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 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Regional History State Museum GKKP, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva, then examine the collection at Pushkin Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The Savior Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery Transfiguration Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, see the interesting displays at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, make a trip to New Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Nature and Ecology Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Old Oral.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oral trip builder website .

Getting from Astana to Oral by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Aqtau Time (AQTT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Astana in July, expect nights in Oral to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (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 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zhabagly trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Oral to Zhabagly with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Oral to Zhabagly is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oral in July: highs in Zhabagly hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Wildlife Parks
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Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

1
day
Saty

Saty ©
On the 23rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saty day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zhabagly to Saty. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

Nature Parks
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Get in touch with nature at Charyn Canyon and Altyn Emel National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rakhat trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Saty to Rakhat takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Almaty Region
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Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Altyn Emel National Park ©
Altyn Emel National Park
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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