13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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13 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
3
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Stuttgart

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: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhambyl Zhabayev, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, and fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Almaty online trip builder.

Stuttgart, Germany to Almaty is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Alma-Ata Time is 5 hours. March in Almaty sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saty.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Saty tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Almaty to Saty in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

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: explore the fascinating underground world of Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, make a trip to Monument to Victims of Political Repression, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Karaganda road trip website.

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. March in Karaganda sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

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: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, go for a walk through Nurzhol Boulevard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan road trip planning site.

Drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Nur-Sultan sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

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