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
Fly:  6 h
3
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
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, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, and make a trip to Big Almaty Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, 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 Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
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.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, 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

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, thenpause for some photo ops at Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, and finally steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Karaganda tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saty to Karaganda takes 7.5 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

Nature Parks 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: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nur-Sultan vacation planner.

You can drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Karaganda in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nur-Sultan, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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