13 days in Nur-Sultan, Aktau & Atyrau Itinerary

13 days in Nur-Sultan, Aktau & Atyrau Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
2
Aktau
— 4 nights
3
Atyrau
— 4 nights

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, stroll around City Park, don't miss a visit to Monument Kazakh Eli, and take in the pleasant sights at Nurzhol Boulevard.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip planning tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Nur-Sultan to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aktau.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

4
nights
Aktau

Aktau
Explore Aktau's surroundings by going to Torysh - Valley of Balls (in Shetpe), Cave-Ata Mosque Shakpak (in Taushyq) and Canyon Saura (in Saura).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aktau travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Aktau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nur-Sultan to Aktau, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nur-Sultan in October: high temperatures in Aktau hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Atyrau.

Things to do in Aktau

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Torysh - Valley of Balls, Bozzhira Canyon, Cave-Ata Mosque Shakpak, Canyon Saura

4
nights
Atyrau

Atyrau ©
Located on the delta of the Ural River, 20 m (66 ft) below sea level, Atyrau sits on the border between Europe and Asia.
Atyrau is known for historic sites, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imangali Mosque, stroll around Leisure Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Baizaar Mall, and make a trip to Isatay and Makhambet Square.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Atyrau trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Aktau to Atyrau in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Aktau in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Atyrau, with lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Atyrau

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Retro Park ©
Retro Park
Imangali Mosque ©
Imangali Mosque
Isatay and Makhambet Square ©
Isatay and Makhambet Square