60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Karaganda
— 8 nights
2
Nur-Sultan
— 11 nights
3
Borovoe
— 2 nights
4
Petropavlovsk
— 1 night
5
Kostanay
— 2 nights
6
Oral
— 3 nights
7
Turkestan
— 1 night
8
Taraz
— 2 nights
9
Pavlodar
— 3 nights
10
Oskemen
— 4 nights
11
Esik
— 1 night
12
Saty
— 1 night
13
Rakhat
— 3 nights
14
Almaty
— 14 nights

8
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Karaganda: Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa (in Shakhtinsk) and Temirtau (Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum & Central Mosque). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and make a trip to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Karaganda road trip site.

Tokyo, Japan to Karaganda is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for little chillier days in Karaganda, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

11
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: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, walk around City Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nur-Sultan trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Karaganda in May, Nur-Sultan is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
On the 14th (Thu), head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mountain Bolektau, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenesary Cave. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Polyana Abylai Khana, thendon't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain, and then explore the striking landscape of National Park Burabay.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Borovoe trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. May in Borovoe sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Petropavlovsk.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Petropavlovsk

Petropavlovsk ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to Pushkin and Abai, thenget engrossed in the history at North Kazakhstan Regional History and Local Lore Museum, thenexamine the collection at The Museum Complex Residence Abylai Khan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Petropavlovsk travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Petropavlovsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from East Kazakhstan Time to West Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Petropavlovsk can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kostanay.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk

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

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. On the 17th (Sun), stroll around Victory Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Execution Wall, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, and finally contemplate the long history of Maral Ishan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, buy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, and then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kostanay vacation planner.

You can drive from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay in 8 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) 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 ©

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The Savior Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, and don't miss a visit to Red Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oral route builder.

You can fly from Kostanay to Oral in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kostanay to Oral is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turkestan.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque, contemplate the long history of Juma Mosque, thenadmire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Historical Culture Ethnographic Center. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Esim Khan Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Kultobe Hillfort, contemplate the long history of Oriental Bath, contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Rabigi Sultan Begim, thenexplore the ancient world of The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ukash Ata Maosoleum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Turkestan planner.

Traveling by flight from Oral to Turkestan takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oral to Turkestan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taraz.

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
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.
On the 25th (Mon), make a trip to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum, thendon't miss a visit to Akyrtas Palace Complex, and then make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Kali Yunus Hammam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Mosque, make a trip to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mausoleum of Tekturmas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ancient Taraz Archaeological Park and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Taraz trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turkestan to Taraz in 5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Taraz can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Taraz

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

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Annunciation, and hit the slopes at Zelenaya Roshha.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pavlodar trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taraz to Pavlodar in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Taraz in May, with highs in Pavlodar at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to 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.
Oskemen is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, make a trip to Muhamadi City Mosque, and walk around Sauletai Recreation Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oskemen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pavlodar to Oskemen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Esik.

Things to do in Oskemen

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

1
night
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Issyk.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Esik travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Oskemen to Esik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saty.

Things to do in Esik

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake, thenexplore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lower Kolsai Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saty itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Esik to Saty in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

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

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Rakhat is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Charyn Canyon, explore the striking landscape of Charyn National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Aktau Mountains, and identify plant and animal life at Singing Barkhan.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rakhat trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Saty to Rakhat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Almaty Region
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

14
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ray Pool Club (in Pervomay) and Kapchagay (Tamgaly Tas, Nomad Fortress, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Kok-Tobe Hill, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, pick up some local products at Zelenyy Bazar, and laugh and play at Almaty Central Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Almaty trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rakhat to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Almaty are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapchagay, Almaty Region, Ray Pool Club
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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