8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Fly:  26​h
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
2
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bangor

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque. Step out of the city life by going to Kok-Tobe Hill and Big Almaty Lake. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, admire the landmark architecture of Kazakhstan National Science Academy, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Almaty trip planner .

Bangor, USA to Almaty is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangor to Almaty is 11 hours. In July, Almaty is a bit warmer than Bangor - with highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Astana.

Things to do in Almaty

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

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 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, then browse the exhibits of Kulanshi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, make a trip to The Baiterek Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, then browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Astana planning app .

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Astana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Almaty in July, expect Astana to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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