45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bugbug, Bali
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Kapchagay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Almaty
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Taraz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Turkestan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Shymkent
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Atyrau
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Oral
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
8
Kostanay
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
13
Pavlodar
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
14
Esik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Saty
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

1
night
Kapchagay

Kapchagay ©
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kapchagay Reservoir and then try to win big at Astoria Casino. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Nomad Fortress, don't miss a visit to Tamgaly Tas, and then try to win big at Bombay Casino.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kapchagay online attractions planner.

Bugbug, Indonesia to Kapchagay is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bugbug to Kapchagay due to the time zone difference. In April, Kapchagay is much colder than Bugbug - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Kapchagay

Casinos Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Astoria Casino ©
Astoria Casino
Tamgaly Tas ©
Tamgaly Tas
Kapchagay Reservoir ©
Kapchagay Reservoir

8
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Take a break from Almaty with a short trip to Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia in Otegen Batyra, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, make a trip to Temple of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, get outside with Shymbulak Ski Resort, and see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty itinerary site.

Drive from Kapchagay to Almaty in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April in Almaty, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Taraz.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia, Left Talgar Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

2
nights
Taraz

Taraz ©
One of the oldest cities in the country, Taraz has changed hands many times since it became one of the wealthiest stops on the old Silk Road trade route.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Akyrtas Palace Complex, don't miss a visit to Kali Yunus Hammam, then don't miss a visit to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mausoleum of Tekturmas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum and then make a trip to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Taraz planning site.

Drive from Almaty to Taraz in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Taraz can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turkestan.

Things to do in Taraz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mausoleum of Tekturmas ©
Mausoleum of Tekturmas
Akyrtas Palace Complex ©
Akyrtas Palace Complex
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum ©
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum

1
night
Turkestan

Turkestan ©
A small and historic city, Turkistan has become a major place of pilgrimage, with thousands of Muslims arriving each year to visit its main religious monument.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, then admire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turkestan trip app.

Traveling by car from Taraz to Turkestan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shymkent.

Things to do in Turkestan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi ©
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque ©
Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque

2
nights
Shymkent

Shymkent ©
The southern city of Shymkent acts as a center of regional commerce and trade, and, as a junction on the Turkestan-Siberian Railways, offers good onward connections to other popular destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Mega Planet, stroll around Independence Park, then walk around Central Park, then stroll around Park Abaya, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Victims of Political Repressions. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Shymkent Plaza, get engrossed in the history at Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskiy Oblastnoy Istoriko-Krayevedcheskiy Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Shymkent Zoo.

To plan Shymkent vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Turkestan to Shymkent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Shymkent, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atyrau.

Things to do in Shymkent

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Park Abaya ©
Park Abaya
Central Park ©
Central Park

1
night
Atyrau

Atyrau ©
Located on the delta of the Ural River, 20 m (66 ft) below sea level, Atyrau sits on the border between Europe and Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Imangali Mosque, examine the collection at Atyrau National History Museum, then walk around Retro Park, then make a trip to Isatay and Makhambet Square, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Baizaar Mall.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Atyrau online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Shymkent to Atyrau by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) to West Kazakhstan Time (AQTT) is minus 1 hour. April in Atyrau sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Atyrau

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Baizaar Mall ©
Baizaar Mall
Imangali Mosque ©
Imangali Mosque
Isatay and Makhambet Square ©
Isatay and Makhambet Square

3
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, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ The Savior Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum Old Oral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Transfiguration Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Oral tour itinerary builder app.

Fly from Atyrau to Oral in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atyrau in April: high temperatures in Oral hover around 17°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kostanay.

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
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, stroll around Victory Park, admire the striking features of Kostanay Clock Tower, then make a trip to Execution Wall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, buy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, then steep yourself in history at Maral Ishan Mosque, then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart, and finally go for a walk through Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kostanay trip planner.

Fly from Oral to Kostanay in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from West Kazakhstan Time (AQTT) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oral in April; daily highs in Kostanay reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Kostanay

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

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.
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 still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan driving holiday planner.

Fly from Kostanay to Nur-Sultan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nur-Sultan can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Parks 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
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): try to win big at CashVille, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum of Nature, and then Head underground at Kenesary Cave. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Zhumbaktas, make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Burabay.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Borovoe day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Casinos

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 a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victims of Political Repression.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Karaganda trip planner.

You can drive from Borovoe to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Borovoe in May since evenings lows in Karaganda dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Karagandy, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum ©
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area

4
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oskemen: Ridder (Ridder Museum of History and Local Lore & St. Nicholas Church). There's much more to do: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, examine the collection at Regional Local Lore and History Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, and walk around Zhastar Park.

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Getting from Karaganda to Oskemen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Oskemen

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ridder
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists ©
Memorial to Soldiers-Internationalists

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.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the galleries of Military Glory Museum, explore the galleries of Pavlodar Regional Art Museum, explore the galleries of Regional History Museum, then browse the exhibits of D.P. Bagayev Museum, then make a trip to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Annunciation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of St. Nicholas, hit the slopes at Zelenaya Roshha, then let the kids burn off some steam at Laser Club, then buy something for everyone on your list at Batyr Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Pavlodar trip planner.

You can fly from Oskemen to Pavlodar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pavlodar are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Esik.

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
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque ©
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque

1
night
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Turgen Waterfalls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Esik vacation maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Pavlodar to Esik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Saty.

Things to do in Esik

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Turgen Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk
Turgen Waterfalls ©
Turgen Waterfalls

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saty trip planner.

You can drive from Esik to Saty in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saty

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

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