15 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

15 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Almaty
— 5 nights
2
Saty
— 1 night
3
Esik
— 1 night
4
Borovoe
— 2 nights
5
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights

5
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: fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, stroll around First President's Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Left Talgar Gorge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Almaty road trip planning website.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Almaty is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Port Elizabeth to Almaty due to the time zone difference. In March, Almaty is cooler than Port Elizabeth - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saty.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Left Talgar Gorge
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Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Kaindy, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake, thenexplore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saty itinerary planner.

You can drive from Almaty to Saty in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Esik.

Things to do in Saty

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

1
night
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Esik day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saty to Esik in 3.5 hours. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Borovoe.

Things to do in Esik

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Rock Zhumbaktas, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mountain Bolektau, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Polyana Abylai Khana, don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Burabay.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Borovoe route website.

Fly from Esik to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. April in Borovoe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Burabay, Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
National Park Burabay ©
National Park Burabay
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain

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: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nur-Sultan travel planner.

You can drive from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. April in Nur-Sultan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to 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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