16 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

16 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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16 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Karaganda
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Borovoe
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Esik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Dhaka City

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts. Get in touch with nature at Altyn-Emel and Photography Tours. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Alakol, pause for some photo ops at The Beatles Monument, trek along Almatinskiy Terrenkur, and admire the landmark architecture of Army House of Kazakhstan Republic.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Almaty is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. July in Almaty sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Alakol
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Lake Alakol ©
Lake Alakol
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts ©
A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts
Almatinskiy Terrenkur ©
Almatinskiy Terrenkur

1
night
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Appak Baizhanov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Soldiers-Internationalists, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Expression Gde-Gde? V Karagande!, and finally see the interesting displays at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Karaganda holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Karaganda is slightly colder than Almaty - with highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism and Assumption Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Nur-Astana Mosque and City Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, admire the local landmark of Fountain Circus, look for gifts at Astana Allee, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Duman Entertainment Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan online tour builder .

Getting from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karaganda in July, Nur-Sultan is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Astana Allee ©
Astana Allee
Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve ©
Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Rock Zhumbaktas, and then get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Borovoe trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in July, expect nights in Borovoe to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Esik.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

1
night
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Esik holiday builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Borovoe to Esik. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Esik

Nature Parks
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Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the activities along Kolsai Lake and then explore the activities along Lake Kaindy.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saty trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Esik to Saty takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

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

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Charyn National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Altyn Emel National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Rakhat route planner.

Traveling by car from Saty to Rakhat takes 3 hours. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Charyn National Park
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Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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