8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, admire the striking features of Kazakhstan National Science Academy, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, and have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty road trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Almaty is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Almaty can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

3
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 28th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour or see a game at Sport Complex Kazakhstan, walk around City Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally make a splash at Family Rest Center Ailand.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Getting from Almaty to Nur-Sultan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Almaty in August, with highs in Nur-Sultan at 79°F and lows at 56°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr

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