10 days in Kazakhstan, Russia & Kiev Itinerary

10 days in Kazakhstan, Russia & Kiev Itinerary

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10 days in Kazakhstan, Russia & Kiev Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 15​min
4
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiken Mosque and then fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Almaty travel itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Almaty is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Almaty at 12°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

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

1
night
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

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 23rd (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan online road trip planner .

Fly from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Almaty in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Nur-Sultan: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Nur-Sultan to Moscow with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nur-Sultan to Moscow. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in March, Moscow is a bit warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kiev.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sophia Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kiev route planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kiev in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kiev is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in March; daily highs in Kiev reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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