15 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

15 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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15 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13 h 30 min
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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Dublin

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: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Almaty travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Almaty is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, Almaty is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Step out of Rakhat with an excursion to Zharkent Mosque in Zharkent--about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Charyn National Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Rakhat road trip app .

Drive from Almaty to Rakhat in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Almaty Region, Zharkent Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saty day trip planning app .

You can drive from Rakhat to Saty in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough 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 striking landscape of Qarqaraly National Park, Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, and examine the collection at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Karaganda holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Karaganda in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In June in Karaganda, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Qarqaraly National Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around City Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, then make a splash at Family Rest Center Ailand, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nur-Sultan when traveling from Karaganda in June, with lows around 15°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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