34 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

34 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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34 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Pavlodar
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Nur-Sultan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Oral
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  8 h 15 min
7
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
9
Almaty
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Lucknow

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Change things up with a short trip to Zharkent Mosque in Zharkent (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Charyn National Park. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rakhat trip itinerary site .

Lucknow, India to Rakhat is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Saty trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rakhat to Saty takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Saty

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

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: head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment, make a trip to Muhamadi City Mosque, see the interesting displays at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Oskemen itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Oskemen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Oskemen

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

3
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.
Pavlodar is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Regional History Museum, don't miss a visit to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Nicholas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pavlodar online road trip planner .

You can fly from Oskemen to Pavlodar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Pavlodar, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Pavlodar

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

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pavlodar to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Nur-Sultan are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

4
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. Oral is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The Savior Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Regional History State Museum GKKP, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Transfiguration Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oral trip app .

Getting from Nur-Sultan to Oral by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nur-Sultan to Oral due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in February, expect Oral to be a bit warmer, temps between -6°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Borovoe.

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

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
On the 2nd (Mon), head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, and then Head underground at Kenesary Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Burabay.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Oral to Borovoe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Aqtau Time to Alma-Ata Time is 1 hour. In March in Borovoe, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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: take in the awesome beauty at Qarqaraly National Park, see the interesting displays at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Karaganda trip maker.

You can drive from Borovoe to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Karaganda can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

6
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, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, explore the striking landscape of Altyn-Emel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Karaganda to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Karaganda in March; daily highs in Almaty reach 12°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

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