14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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14 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + Bus:  10 h
1
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Almaty
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Amritsar

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Park and Nurzhol Boulevard. Go for a jaunt from Nur-Sultan to Malinovka to see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, examine the collection at President`s Center of Culture & Museum, have fun at Duman Entertainment Centre, and admire the local landmark of Fountain Circus.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan trip itinerary tool .

Amritsar, India to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 10-hour flight. While traveling from Amritsar, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Nur-Sultan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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City Park ©
City Park
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Nurzhol Boulevard ©
Nurzhol Boulevard

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 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Regional Central Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Monument Mining Glory, appreciate the history behind Independence Stele, appreciate the history behind Scuplture The Equilibrist, then see the interesting displays at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Expression Gde-Gde? V Karagande!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nativity Convent, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Soldiers-Internationalists, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, don't miss a visit to Alley of Football Club Shakhtyor, then see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Appak Baizhanov.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip planner .

You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Karaganda, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites
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4
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Issyk and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts. Take a break from Almaty with a short trip to Tamgaly Tas in Kapchagay, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Altyn-Emel, buy something for everyone on your list at DOSTYK PLAZA, see the interesting displays at Archeology Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Central Mosque of Almaty.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Almaty tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Karaganda to Almaty by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Karaganda in July; daily highs in Almaty reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Issyk, Tamgaly Tas
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Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk
Photography Tours
Tamgaly Tas ©
Tamgaly Tas

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altyn Emel National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Charyn National Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rakhat trip builder app .

Getting from Almaty to Rakhat by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Charyn National Park
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Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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