11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiken Mosque, laugh and play at Almaty Central Park, and stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty online journey maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Almaty is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Almaty is 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, things will get much colder in Almaty: highs are around 0°C and lows about -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Saty.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

Before you visit Saty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Saty takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

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

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 fascinating underground world of Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, pause for some photo ops at A.S. Pushkin Monument, examine the collection at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Karaganda trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Karaganda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In January, daytime highs in Karaganda are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame

3
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Nur-Sultan is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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