30 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

30 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bugbug, Bali
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Almaty
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  8 h 30 min
2
Baikonur
— 1 day
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  12 h 45 min
3
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
6
Petropavlovsk
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Kostanay
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Oskemen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Semey
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Pavlodar
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
11
Saty
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

4
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Ascension Cathedral and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Arvest Art Gallery and Zelenyy Bazarfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, trek along Left Talgar Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baiken Mosque, and see the interesting displays at D.A. Kunayev Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Almaty road trip planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Almaty is an approximately 19- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bugbug to Almaty is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bugbug in April, with highs in Almaty at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baikonur.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Left Talgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill

1
day
Baikonur

Baikonur ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Baikonur online itinerary maker.

Getting from Almaty to Baikonur by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oral.

Things to do in Baikonur

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

2
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Christ The Savior Cathedral and House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva. You'll explore and learn at Museum Old Oral and Regional History State Museum GKKP. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, see the interesting displays at Gabdulla Tuqay Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Transfiguration Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oral road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Baikonur to Oral in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from East Kazakhstan Time to West Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Oral can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Kazakhstan and Kulanshi. Get some historical perspective at Hazret Sultan Mosque and Constantine and Helen Cathedral. Take a break from Nur-Sultan with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, see the interesting displays at Saken Seifullin Museum, pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan road trip planner.

Fly from Oral to Nur-Sultan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oral to Nur-Sultan. In April, daytime highs in Nur-Sultan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Visiting Qarqaraly National Park and Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima and Eternal Flame. Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa (in Shakhtinsk) and Central Mosque (in Temirtau). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, examine the collection at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, engage your brain at Geological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Peter and Pavel.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in April, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Karaganda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petropavlovsk.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Karagandy, Temirtau, Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum ©
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral

1
night
Petropavlovsk

Petropavlovsk ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions, then examine the collection at The Museum Complex Residence Abylai Khan, then get engrossed in the history at North Kazakhstan Regional History and Local Lore Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Pushkin and Abai.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Petropavlovsk trip builder app.

Drive from Karaganda to Petropavlovsk in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Karaganda to Petropavlovsk due to the time zone difference. In April in Petropavlovsk, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kostanay.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument to Pushkin and Abai ©
Monument to Pushkin and Abai

1
night
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, buy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, then contemplate the long history of Maral Ishan Mosque, and finally browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, take in the history at Execution Wall, then explore the engaging exhibits at Toy Museum, then go for a walk through Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence, and finally admire the striking features of Kostanay Clock Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kostanay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
TSUM ©
TSUM
Maral Ishan Mosque ©
Maral Ishan Mosque
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

3
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque and Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Slavskogo Embankment and Ski Complex Izumrudny. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Regional Local Lore and History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman-Catholic Church, stroll around Sauletai Recreation Park, and glide through natural beauty at Altaiskiye Alpy.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oskemen road trip app.

You can fly from Kostanay to Oskemen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kostanay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oskemen, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Semey.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque

1
night
Semey

Semey
Semey, until 2007 known as Semipalatinsk and in 1917–1920 as Alash-kala, is a city in Kazakhstan, in East Kazakhstan Region, and in the Kazakhstan part of Siberia, near the border with Russia, around 1000km north of Almaty, and 700km southeast of the Russian city of Omsk, along the Irtysh River. On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Art Museum Nevzorovyh, then examine the collection at Museum F.M. Dostoyevskogo, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Abai.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Semey online road trip planner.

Drive from Oskemen to Semey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Semey

Museums

2
nights
Pavlodar

Pavlodar ©
One of the country's main industrial, commercial, and cultural hubs, Pavlodar also ranks as one of the oldest cities in the north of the country, founded in 1720 as an Imperial Russian outpost.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque, browse the exhibits of Regional History Museum, explore the galleries of D.P. Bagayev Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at Batyr Mall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Nicholas, fly down the slopes at Zelenaya Roshha, explore the galleries of Military Glory Museum, then browse the exhibits of Pavlodar Regional Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pavlodar planner.

Getting from Semey to Pavlodar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Pavlodar are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Pavlodar

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pavlodar Regional Art Museum ©
Pavlodar Regional Art Museum
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 29th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saty trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pavlodar to Saty in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saty

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

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