36 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

36 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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36 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Saty
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Karaganda
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
7
Kostanay
— 2 nights
8
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Almaty
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
day
Saty

Saty ©
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saty trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Saty is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) 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 ©
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rakhat trip planner .

Drive from Saty to Rakhat in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Go for a jaunt from Oskemen to Bobrovka to see Nurtau about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment, explore the stunning scenery at Kiin Kirish Canyon, don't miss a visit to Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, and explore and take pictures at Stadium Altai.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oskemen trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Rakhat to Oskemen with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Nurtau
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Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Boris  Alexandrov Sports Palace ©
Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace

6
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Change things up with a short trip to Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau (about 54 minutes away). On the 21st (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Qarqaraly National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Karaganda tour website .

Traveling by flight from Oskemen to Karaganda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Karagandy, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through Kenesary Cave, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): try your luck at CashVille and then make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Borovoe trip 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 little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Borovoe: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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

7
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Change things up with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Arai. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Baiterek Tower, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and walk around City Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Astana trip builder website .

You can drive from Borovoe to Astana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kostanay.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. On the 5th (Mon), walk around Victory Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, take in the history at Execution Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maral Ishan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, buy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, and then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kostanay online attractions planner .

You can fly from Astana to Kostanay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
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TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

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. Oral is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The Savior Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pushkin Museum, don't miss a visit to Red Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oral online visit planner .

You can fly from Kostanay to Oral in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kostanay to Oral is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kostanay in August, with highs in Oral at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Almaty.

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

5
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Kok-Tobe Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk, have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Almaty trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oral to Almaty takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oral to Almaty. In August in Almaty, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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