11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  14 h
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
3
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and make a trip to Big Almaty Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty route builder.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Almaty is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Almaty due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Almaty: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to 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
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saty day trip planner.

You can drive from Almaty to Saty in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

2
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, and finally steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Karaganda tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Karaganda takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Karaganda are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Qarqaraly National Park
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral

4
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: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, make a trip to Monument Kazakh Eli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karaganda in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nur-Sultan, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

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