37 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

37 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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37 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Raipur
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Almaty
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Oral
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Petropavlovsk
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
6
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
8
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Raipur

7
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
When in Almaty, make a side trip to see Tamgaly Tas in Kapchagay, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kok-Tobe Hill, gear up at Shymbulak Ski Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Almaty road trip app .

Raipur, India to Almaty is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. April in Almaty sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Left Talgar Gorge, Lake Issyk, Tamgaly Tas
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

4
nights
Oral

Oral ©
OrĂ¡l, 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 Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, make a trip to Red Mosque, see the interesting displays at Museum Old Oral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oral road trip tool .

Fly from Almaty to Oral in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time to Aqtau Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Almaty in April, things will get little chillier in Oral: highs are around 17°C and lows about 2°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail ©
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail
Regional History State Museum GKKP ©
Regional History State Museum GKKP

7
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 to go to Malinovka and see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Kazakhstan.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip itinerary planner.

You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Borovoe.

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

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): try to win big at CashVille, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Borovoe travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Borovoe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Petropavlovsk.

Things to do in Borovoe

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

1
night
Petropavlovsk

Petropavlovsk ©
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Monument to Pushkin and Abai, take an in-depth tour of North Kazakhstan Regional History and Local Lore Museum, then examine the collection at The Museum Complex Residence Abylai Khan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Petropavlovsk journey website .

You can drive from Borovoe to Petropavlovsk in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Borovoe to Petropavlovsk. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk

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

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.
Make the 26th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Qarqaraly National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victims of Political Repression, don't miss a visit to Monument to Kazybek Bi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Building of Karaganda Regional Executive Committee.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Karaganda planning site .

You can drive from Petropavlovsk to Karaganda in 8.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Petropavlovsk to Karaganda, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Karaganda are 14°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Qarqaraly National Park, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

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, stroll around Zhastar Park, make a trip to Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oskemen vacation maker website .

Getting from Karaganda to Oskemen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saty.

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

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 6th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saty travel route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Oskemen to Saty in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

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

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Take a break from Rakhat with a short trip to Zharkent Mosque in Zharkent, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Charyn National Park. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rakhat trip planner .

You can drive from Saty to Rakhat in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature 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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