31 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

31 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Almaty
— 5 nights
2
Karaganda
— 5 nights
3
Borovoe
— 2 nights
4
Nur-Sultan
— 6 nights
5
Kostanay
— 2 nights
6
Oskemen
— 4 nights
7
Saty
— 1 night
8
Rakhat
— 3 nights

5
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Almaty: Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia (in Otegen Batyra) and Lake Issyk (in Esik). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kok-Tobe Hill, find something for the whole family at Almaty Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, and fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Almaty trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Almaty is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Melbourne to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Almaty to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia, 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Karaganda: Temirtau (Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum & Central Mosque). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Eternal Flame, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and appreciate the history behind Monument Nurken Abdirov.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Karaganda vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Karaganda takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Almaty in April; daily highs in Karaganda reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Temirtau, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Zhumbaktas, thenmeet the residents at Museum of Nature, and then Head underground at Kenesary Cave. On your second day here, make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Burabay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Borovoe itinerary planner.

You can drive from Karaganda to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. April in Borovoe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

National Park Burabay, Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
National Park Burabay ©
National Park Burabay
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain

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.
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 lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and walk around City Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Nur-Sultan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kostanay.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. On the 28th (Tue), walk around Victory Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, take in the history at Execution Wall, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, and finally contemplate the long history of Maral Ishan Mosque. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Constantine and Helen Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kostanay road trip planner.

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Kostanay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park
Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land ©

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: don't miss a visit to Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, see the interesting displays at Regional Local Lore and History Museum, walk around Zhastar Park, and head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oskemen travel route builder site.

Getting from Kostanay to Oskemen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kostanay in April: highs in Oskemen hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Oskemen

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

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saty travel planner.

Fly from Oskemen to Saty in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) 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 ©
Rakhat is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Charyn Canyon and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Charyn National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rakhat visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saty to Rakhat takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Almaty Region
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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