12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  15​h
1
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Almaty
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Saty
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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, nightlife, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, walk around City Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nur-Sultan online road trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Alma-Ata Time (ALMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, things will get much colder in Nur-Sultan: highs are around -10°C and lows about -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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.
Take a break from Karaganda with a short trip to Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Qarqaraly National Park, make a trip to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

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You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around First President's Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baiken Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Almaty Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Almaty online vacation builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Karaganda to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Karaganda in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Almaty, with highs around 2°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saty.

Things to do in Almaty

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

2
nights
Saty

Saty ©
On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saty tour website .

You can drive from Almaty to Saty in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saty

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

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