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
— 3 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, hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and don't miss a visit to Iversky Seraphimovskiy Nunnery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Almaty driving holiday planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Almaty is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. Traveling from Stuttgart to Almaty, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Almaty sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 1st (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saty online travel planner.

Drive from Almaty to Saty in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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, don't miss a visit to Monument to Kazybek Bi, steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Karaganda online visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Karaganda in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. April in Karaganda sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) 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
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame

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.
On the 5th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, then browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Aliya Moldagulova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, then stroll around City Park, then appreciate the history behind Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nur-Sultan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Nur-Sultan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 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 Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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