60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oral
— 4 nights
2
Turkestan
— 2 nights
3
Kostanay
— 3 nights
4
Oskemen
— 5 nights
5
Esik
— 1 night
6
Saty
— 1 night
7
Rakhat
— 3 nights
8
Almaty
— 18 nights
9
Karaganda
— 7 nights
10
Borovoe
— 2 nights
11
Nur-Sultan
— 10 nights

4
nights
Oral

Oral ©
Orál, 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 Regional History State Museum GKKP, explore the world behind art at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Transfiguration Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oral tour planning website.

Jacksonville, USA to Oral is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Oral. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, expect Oral to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. You will leave for Turkestan on the 6th (Mon).

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Kultobe Hillfort, admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Rabigi Sultan Begim, thenmake a trip to Oriental Bath, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hilvet Semi-Underground Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical Culture Ethnographic Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Railway Station Building, thendelve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Esim Khan Mausoleum, and finally steep yourself in history at Juma Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turkestan visit planning app.

You can fly from Oral to Turkestan in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from West Kazakhstan Time to East Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kostanay.

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

3
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Kostanay is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Execution Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kostanay online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turkestan to Kostanay by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oskemen.

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 ©

5
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 (St. Nicholas Church & Ridder Museum of History and Local Lore). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, walk around Zhambyl Zhabayev Park, make a trip to Muhamadi City Mosque, and get outside with Slavskogo Embankment.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oskemen trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Kostanay to Oskemen in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Oskemen sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esik.

Things to do in Oskemen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ridder
Highlights from your plan
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Issyk.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Esik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Oskemen to Esik in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Kolsai Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lower Kolsai Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kaindy.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saty route planner.

You can drive from Esik to Saty in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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: explore the stunning scenery at Charyn Canyon, identify plant and animal life at Singing Barkhan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aktau Mountains, and explore the striking landscape of Charyn National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rakhat road trip planning app.

Drive from Saty to Rakhat in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can 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

18
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kapchagay (Nomad Fortress & Tamgaly Tas). The adventure continues: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, and make a short side trip with Day Trips.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Almaty vacation tool.

Getting from Rakhat to Almaty by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Almaty are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Karaganda: Temirtau (Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum & Central Mosque). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and don't miss a visit to Monument to Victims of Political Repression.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Karaganda online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Karaganda takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Almaty in August: high temperatures in Karaganda hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Temirtau, Karagandy, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Polyana Abylai Khana, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Burabay, and then make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Rock Zhumbaktas, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mountain Bolektau, and finally Head underground at Kenesary Cave.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Borovoe using our trip planner.

You can drive from Karaganda to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Karaganda in August since evenings lows in Borovoe dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

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

10
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. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nur-Sultan online tour planner.

You can drive from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Museums Shopping Parks

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

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