14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14 h
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h
4
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ascension Cathedral and Central State Museum of Kazakhstan. Visiting Kok-Tobe Hill and Shymbulak Ski Resort will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Former College of Kolpakovskiy, stroll around First President's Park, and pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Almaty trip itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Almaty is an approximately 14- hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Almaty when traveling from Manchester in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Escape the urban bustle at Charyn National Park and Charyn Canyon. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rakhat trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Almaty to Rakhat in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Almaty Region
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Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saty online tour planner.

Getting from Rakhat to Saty by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
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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 14th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Qarqaraly National Park. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, admire the striking features of Eternal Flame, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Building of Karaganda Regional Executive Committee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bust Gogol.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Karaganda trip planner.

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. October in Karaganda sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Qarqaraly National Park
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, then browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Constantine and Helen Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

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You can drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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