60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Start: Bugbug, Bali
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Kapchagay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Almaty
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Karaganda
— 7 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Pavlodar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Kostanay
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
9
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
10
Atyrau
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  6 h 45 min
11
Baikonur
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
12
Turkestan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
13
Taraz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
14
Shymkent
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
15
Esik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
16
Saty
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
End: Bugbug, Bali

1
night
Kapchagay

Kapchagay ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kapchagay Reservoir and then try to win big at Astoria Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Nomad Fortress, then make a trip to Tamgaly Tas, and then try your luck at Bombay Casino.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kapchagay tour itinerary builder app.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bugbug in April: high temperatures in Kapchagay hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive 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

9
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Explore Almaty's surroundings by going to Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia (in Otegen Batyra) and Plateau Assy (in Batan). There's much more to do: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, and see the interesting displays at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Almaty itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kapchagay to Almaty takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Almaty Region, Temple of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia, Plateau Assy
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

7
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karaganda: Temirtau (Central Mosque & City Park of Culture and Leisure) and Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa (in Shakhtinsk). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karaganda tour builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Almaty in April, expect Karaganda to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Temirtau, Karagandy, Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Eternal Flame ©
Eternal Flame

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 20th (Mon): try to win big at CashVille, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Museum of Nature, and then don't miss a visit to Kenesary Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Rock Zhumbaktas, don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Burabay.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Borovoe online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Karaganda to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

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

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.
Take a break from Nur-Sultan with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, appreciate the history behind Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Nur-Sultan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pavlodar.

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
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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: browse the exhibits of Regional History Museum, browse the different shops at Batyr Mall, head outdoors with Zelenaya Roshha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pavlodar online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nur-Sultan to Pavlodar by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Pavlodar, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Oskemen.

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

4
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Explore Oskemen's surroundings by going to Ridder (Ridder Museum of History and Local Lore & St. Nicholas Church). There's still lots to do: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, don't miss a visit to Muhamadi City Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, and walk around Zhastar Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oskemen online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Pavlodar to Oskemen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Oskemen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kostanay.

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
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Victory Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, don't miss a visit to Execution Wall, admire the striking features of Kostanay Clock Tower, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Maral Ishan Mosque. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart, take in the pleasant sights at Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence, then examine the collection at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Constantine and Helen Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kostanay trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Oskemen to Kostanay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oral.

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

2
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, explore the world behind art at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, see the interesting displays at Pushkin Museum, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Transfiguration Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oral trip planner.

Getting from Kostanay to Oral by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kostanay to Oral. In May, daily temperatures in Oral can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Atyrau.

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

3
nights
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.
Atyrau is known for historic sites, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Isatay and Makhambet Square, browse the different shops at Baizaar Mall, walk around Retro Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Imangali Mosque.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Atyrau driving holiday app.

Getting from Oral to Atyrau by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oral in May, Atyrau is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. You will leave for Baikonur on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Atyrau

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Retro Park ©
Retro Park
Imangali Mosque ©
Imangali Mosque
Isatay and Makhambet Square ©
Isatay and Makhambet Square

1
night
Baikonur

Baikonur ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baikonur trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Atyrau to Baikonur takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from West Kazakhstan Time (AQTT) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 1 hour. You'll set off for Turkestan on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History ©
Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History

2
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turkestan: Archaeological Site of Otrar (in Otrar) and Arystan Bab Mausoleum (in Bayaldyr). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, and delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turkestan day trip planner.

Drive from Baikonur to Turkestan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll set off for Taraz on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Turkestan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Otrar, Arystan Bab Mausoleum
Highlights from your plan
Arystan Bab Mausoleum ©
Arystan Bab Mausoleum
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi ©
The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum, make a trip to Akyrtas Palace Complex, make a trip to Kali Yunus Hammam, then don't miss a visit to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Tekturmas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum and then don't miss a visit to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Taraz vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Turkestan to Taraz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shymkent.

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

3
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.
Step out of Shymkent with an excursion to Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve in Zhabagly--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Park Abaya, get engrossed in the history at Yuzhno-Kazakhstanskiy Oblastnoy Istoriko-Krayevedcheskiy Museum, get to know the resident critters at Shymkent Zoo, and browse the different shops at Shymkent Plaza.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shymkent attractions planner.

You can drive from Taraz to Shymkent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Shymkent are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Esik on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Shymkent

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve
Park Abaya ©
Park Abaya
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
nights
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. On the 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Turgen Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Esik itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Shymkent to Esik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Saty.

Things to do in Esik

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Saty

Saty ©
Saty is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy, explore the stunning scenery at Charyn Canyon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Charyn National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saty, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Esik to Saty takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saty

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Almaty Region
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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