22 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

22 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Karaganda
— 3 nights
2
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
3
Oskemen
— 3 nights
4
Almaty
— 4 nights
5
Zhabagly
— 1 night
6
Baikonur
— 2 nights
7
Oral
— 3 nights

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.
Visit Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima and St. Joseph's Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum and KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement. When in Karaganda, make a side trip to see Central Mosque in Temirtau, approximately Temirtau away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, admire the striking features of Building of Karaganda Regional Executive Committee, and appreciate the history behind Monument Nurken Abdirov.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Karaganda travel planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Karaganda is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Karaganda, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Karaganda: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Temirtau, Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Kazakhstan and Kulanshi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hazret Sultan Mosque and Assumption Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Nur-Sultan to Malinovka to see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, view the masterpieces at Has Sanat, learn about all things military at Kazakhstan Military History Museum, and examine the collection at Saken Seifullin Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Nur-Sultan using our trip planner.

Drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Kazakhstan ©
National Museum of Kazakhstan
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Assumption Cathedral ©
Assumption Cathedral

3
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Get some historical perspective at Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque and Roman-Catholic Church. You'll explore and learn at Regional Local Lore and History Museum and A. Volkov Children's Museum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve, make a trip to Victory Memorial, stroll around Zhambyl Zhabayev Park, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oskemen holiday maker app.

Fly from Nur-Sultan to Oskemen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Oskemen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Oskemen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque

4
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Get some historical perspective at Ascension Cathedral and Baiken Mosque. Let the collections at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and Arvest Art Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: get outside with Shymbulak Ski Resort, walk around First President's Park, stroll through Kok-Tobe Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Almaty holiday planning tool.

Fly from Oskemen to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oskemen in January, you will find days in Almaty are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zhabagly.

Things to do in Almaty

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan ©
Central State Museum of Kazakhstan

1
night
Zhabagly

Zhabagly ©
A small village on the rim of the eponymous national park, Zhabagly attracts adventurous visitors from afar who come here to see where the steppes end and the mountains begin.
On the 14th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhabagly online route planner.

Fly from Almaty to Zhabagly in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Zhabagly, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baikonur.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

2
nights
Baikonur

Baikonur ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baikonur trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Zhabagly to Baikonur takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History ©
Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History

3
nights
Oral

Oral ©
Orál, Ural'sk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan rivers close to the Russian border. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Old Oral and Regional History State Museum GKKP. Visit Christ The Savior Cathedral and Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cemetery Transfiguration Church, and don't miss a visit to Red Mosque.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oral road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Baikonur to Oral takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baikonur to Oral. In January, daytime highs in Oral are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oral

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva ©
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva
Christ The Savior Cathedral ©
Christ The Savior Cathedral
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail ©
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail

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