8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

8 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kazakhstan trip maker

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Fly
1
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Karaganda
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bayanaul
— 1 night
Taxi to Pavlodar, Fly to Almaty
4
Almaty
— 3 nights
Fly

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2
nights
Nur-Sultan

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
For shopping fun, head to Astana Allee or Kulanshi. Step off the beaten path and head to MEGA Silk Way and Duman Entertainment Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, gain insight at National Leader's Library, and stroll around City Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Kazakhstan Time (ALMT) is 2 hours. In November, Nur-Sultan is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -2°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Bayterek Tower ©
Must see
Bayterek Tower
4.3

1
night
Karaganda

Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, don't miss a visit to Independence Stele, examine the collection at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, then take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, and finally see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Karaganda trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayanaul.

Things to do in Karaganda

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

1
night
Bayanaul

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bayanaul National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bayanaul road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Karaganda to Bayanaul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Bayanaul

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Do your shopping at DOSTYK PLAZA and Wine Boutique Salon de Provence. Get in touch with nature at Food Tours and Almatinskiy Terrenkur. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, view the masterpieces at Arvest Art Gallery, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Almaty online day trip planner.

Getting from Bayanaul to Almaty by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Must see
Kok-Tobe Hill
4.3
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0

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