12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Almaty
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Mumbai

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Duman Entertainment Centre and Family Rest Center Ailand. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan online trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Nur-Sultan reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Borovoe planner.

Drive from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Borovoe are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

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: learn more about the world around you at Geological Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument Nurken Abdirov, contemplate the long history of Eternal Flame, and explore the stunning scenery at Qarqaraly National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Karaganda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Borovoe to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Borovoe in May since evenings lows in Karaganda dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Qarqaraly National Park, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
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Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park

4
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Almaty Central Park and Interactive-Entertainment Park EVRIKUM. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kok-Tobe Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baiken Mosque, get to know the resident critters at Almaty Zoo, and stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Almaty itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Karaganda to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Karaganda in May, expect Almaty to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Almaty Central Park ©
Almaty Central Park
Almaty Zoo ©
Almaty Zoo
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill

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