10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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10 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h
1
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h
3
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Almaty
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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 12th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, walk around City Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Nur-Sultan is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
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.
Step out of Karaganda to go to Temirtau and see Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, and contemplate the long history of Eternal Flame.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Karaganda trip maker site .

Getting from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Karaganda are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saty day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Karaganda to Saty in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Saty

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

3
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: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, head outdoors with Shymbulak Ski Resort, and stroll around First President's Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Saty to Almaty in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

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