6 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

6 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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6 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Get outdoors at Kok-Tobe Hill and Big Almaty Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Ascension Cathedral and A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, browse the fresh offerings at Zelenyy Bazar, fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Almaty is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Almaty. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

2
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, then buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kulanshi. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip website .

You can fly from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Almaty in May, expect Nur-Sultan to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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