13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Rakhat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
3
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Almaty
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rakhat: Zharkent (Architecture and Art Museum Zharkentskaya Mechet & Zharkent Mosque). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rakhat tour itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Rakhat is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Sydney to Rakhat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zharkent, Almaty Region
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saty visit site .

You can drive from Rakhat to Saty in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
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.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, make a trip to Regional Central Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Independence Stele, pause for some photo ops at A.S. Pushkin Monument, make a trip to Monument to Kazybek Bi, then appreciate the history behind Monument to K. S. Stanislavskiy, then see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip builder app .

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. June in Karaganda sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, then stroll around City Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally make a splash at Family Rest Center Ailand.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Karaganda in June since evenings lows in Nur-Sultan dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

4
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kok-Tobe Hill, make a trip to Big Almaty Lake, walk around First President's Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Almaty takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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