11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Naples
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Karaganda
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Almaty
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  8​h 30​min
3
Baikonur
— 1 day
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  8​h
4
Nur-Sultan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Moscow

1
day
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, then examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, then see the interesting displays at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument Mining Glory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karaganda trip planner .

Naples, Italy to Karaganda is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Naples to Karaganda is 5 hours. Traveling from Naples in August, you will find days in Karaganda are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Altyn-Emel and Almatinskiy Terrenkur. You'll explore and learn at A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Town Talgar in Talgar (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, browse the different shops at TSUM, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Almaty sightseeing planner.

Getting from Karaganda to Almaty by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Karaganda in August, things will get a bit warmer in Almaty: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Baikonur.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Ancient Town Talgar
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Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral

1
day
Baikonur

Baikonur ©
On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Baikonur vacation builder website .

Getting from Almaty to Baikonur by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums
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Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History ©

1
night
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arai, and then brush up on your military savvy at Kazakhstan Military History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Municipal Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Baikonur to Nur-Sultan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Nur-Sultan, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Arai ©
Arai
Kazakhstan Military History Museum ©

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Rock Zhumbaktas, explore the striking landscape of National Park Burabay, and then make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Borovoe online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Borovoe sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

National Park Burabay, Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
National Park Burabay ©
National Park Burabay
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain

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