30 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

30 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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30 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Almaty
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Kostanay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
7
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Perth

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: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk, and hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Almaty road trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Almaty is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Alma-Ata Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Almaty to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

5
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 wealth of natural beauty at Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Karaganda travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Almaty in June, with highs in Karaganda at 29°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): try to win big at CashVille, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Borovoe trip planner .

Getting from Karaganda to Borovoe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Borovoe when traveling from Karaganda in June, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Borovoe

Casinos Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
CashVille ©
CashVille
Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

6
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Step out of Nur-Sultan with an excursion to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, and buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nur-Sultan day trip website .

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Nur-Sultan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kostanay.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, browse the different shops at TSUM, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maral Ishan Mosque, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, and finally stroll around Victory Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kostanay route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Kostanay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

4
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Oskemen is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, walk around Zhastar Park, examine the collection at Regional Local Lore and History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oskemen tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Kostanay to Oskemen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Oskemen sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists ©

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Saty trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Oskemen to Saty in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Step out of Rakhat to go to Zharkent and see Zharkent Mosque, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Charyn National Park. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

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Traveling by car from Saty to Rakhat takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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