24 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

24 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan
— 5 nights
2
Almaty
— 5 nights
3
Taraz
— 2 nights
4
Zhabagly
— 2 nights
5
Turkestan
— 3 nights
6
Shymkent
— 2 nights

5
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: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Aliya Moldagulova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nur-Sultan trip maker site.

Charlotte, USA to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Nur-Sultan, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in November, things will get cooler in Nur-Sultan: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

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: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, laugh and play at Almaty Central Park, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and savor the flavors at Zelenyy Bazar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Almaty trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Nur-Sultan to Almaty in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Almaty is somewhat warmer than Nur-Sultan - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Taraz.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

2
nights
Taraz

Taraz ©
One of the oldest cities in the country, Taraz has changed hands many times since it became one of the wealthiest stops on the old Silk Road trade route.
On the 12th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Akyrtas Palace Complex, thendon't miss a visit to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum, and then don't miss a visit to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kali Yunus Hammam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mausoleum of Tekturmas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque, thenmake a trip to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, and finally make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Taraz trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Almaty to Taraz takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Taraz are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zhabagly.

Things to do in Taraz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mausoleum of Tekturmas ©
Mausoleum of Tekturmas
Akyrtas Palace Complex ©
Akyrtas Palace Complex
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum ©
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum

2
nights
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.
Step out of Zhabagly with an excursion to Arastynbaba's Mausoleum in Talapty--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zhabagly route planner.

You can drive from Taraz to Zhabagly in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Zhabagly sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Turkestan.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arastynbaba's Mausoleum
Highlights from your plan
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

3
nights
Turkestan

Turkestan ©
A small and historic city, Turkistan has become a major place of pilgrimage, with thousands of Muslims arriving each year to visit its main religious monument.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turkestan: Arystan Bab Mausoleum (in Bayaldyr) and Archaeological Site of Otrar (in Otrar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Culture Ethnographic Center.

Discover how to plan a Turkestan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zhabagly to Turkestan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Shymkent on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Turkestan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arystan Bab Mausoleum, Archaeological Site of Otrar
Highlights from your plan
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi ©
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Arystan Bab Mausoleum ©
Arystan Bab Mausoleum

2
nights
Shymkent

Shymkent ©
The southern city of Shymkent acts as a center of regional commerce and trade, and, as a junction on the Turkestan-Siberian Railways, offers good onward connections to other popular destinations.
Shymkent is known for parks, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Park Abaya, get to know the resident critters at Shymkent Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Shymkent Plaza, and get engrossed in the history at Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskiy Oblastnoy Istoriko-Krayevedcheskiy Museum.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shymkent travel route planner.

You can drive from Turkestan to Shymkent in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Shymkent sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shymkent

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Park Abaya ©
Park Abaya
Central Park ©
Central Park

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