60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Cluj-Napoca
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kostanay
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h 15 min
2
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Karaganda
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Almaty
— 11 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kapchagay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Saty
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Oskemen
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Pavlodar
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Nur-Sultan
— 10 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Oral
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Cluj-Napoca

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Kostanay is known for parks, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maral Ishan Mosque, walk around Victory Park, and admire the striking features of Kostanay Clock Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kostanay trip planning tool .

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Kostanay is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cluj-Napoca to Kostanay is 4 hours. Traveling from Cluj-Napoca in September, things will get slightly colder in Kostanay: highs are around 21°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Borovoe.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Explore Borovoe's surroundings by going to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain (in Shhuchinsk) and National Park Burabay (in Burabay).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Borovoe trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Kostanay to Borovoe takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Borovoe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

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

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: Central Mosque (in Temirtau) and Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa (in Shakhtinsk). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, and see the interesting displays at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Karaganda road trip planning app .

Getting from Borovoe to Karaganda by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Borovoe in September, Karaganda is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

11
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Get out of town with these interesting Almaty side-trips: Plateau Assy (in Batan) and Turgen Waterfalls (in Turgen). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Karaganda to Almaty by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Karaganda in October; daily highs in Almaty reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kapchagay.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Plateau Assy, Lake Issyk, Turgen Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

3
nights
Kapchagay

Kapchagay ©
Kapchagay is known for nature and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Tamgaly Tas, try your luck at Bombay Casino, admire the striking features of Nomad Fortress, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kapchagay Reservoir.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapchagay visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Almaty to Kapchagay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kapchagay can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Kapchagay

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

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rakhat: Zharkent (Architecture and Art Museum Zharkentskaya Mechet & Zharkent Mosque). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rakhat vacation builder .

You can drive from Kapchagay to Rakhat in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Almaty Region, Zharkent
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park
Altyn Emel National Park ©
Altyn Emel National Park

4
nights
Saty

Saty ©
Saty is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saty trip planner .

You can drive from Rakhat to Saty in 3 hours. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toOskemen.

Things to do in Saty

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

6
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oskemen: Nurtau (in Bobrovka) and Ridder (St. Nicholas Church & Ridder Museum of History and Local Lore). There's lots more to do: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, make a trip to Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque, stroll around Zhambyl Zhabayev Park, and examine the collection at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oskemen trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Oskemen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ridder, Nurtau
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Boris  Alexandrov Sports Palace ©
Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace

4
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, museums, nightlife, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Regional History Museum, enjoy some diversion at Ice Arena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, and make a trip to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pavlodar online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Oskemen to Pavlodar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Pavlodar, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Pavlodar

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Batyr Mall ©
Batyr Mall
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque ©
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque

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 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Nurzhol Boulevard, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

Plan trip to Nur-Sultan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pavlodar to Nur-Sultan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Shopping

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

4
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 and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov, and examine the collection at Museum Old Oral.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oral trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Nur-Sultan to Oral in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Alma-Ata Time to Aqtau Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Oral is a bit warmer than Nur-Sultan - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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