10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
2
Karaganda
— 3 nights
3
Saty
— 1 night
4
Almaty
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Saken Seyfullin, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, thenwalk around City Park, and finally get great views at Quay Astana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nur-Sultan travel planning website.

Muscat, Oman to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Muscat in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Nur-Sultan: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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.
Karaganda is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karaganda trip maker.

You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Karaganda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Qarqaraly National Park, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kolsai Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake, thenexplore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saty holiday planning tool.

Getting from Karaganda to Saty by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Saty

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy
Lower Kolsai Lake ©
Lower Kolsai Lake

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, find something for the whole family at Almaty Central Park, appreciate the history behind Glory Memorial, and hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Almaty day trip planning app.

You can drive from Saty to Almaty in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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