8 days in Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

8 days in Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

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8 days in Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
nights
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek ©
Wandering the grid-like, tree-lined streets of Bishkek, you'll discover the friendly atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Soviet-era architecture of the country's political center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Victory Square and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ala-Archa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Osh Bazaar, view the masterpieces at Exhibition Hall of Union of Artists, and then get into the urban bustle at Asanbay Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bishkek tour itinerary planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Bishkek is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, expect Bishkek to be much colder, temps between 2°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Almaty.

Things to do in Bishkek

Shopping Parks Nature
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Osh Bazaar ©
Osh Bazaar
Ala-Archa Gorge ©
Ala-Archa Gorge
Victory Square ©
Victory Square

2
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, and then explore the activities along Big Almaty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiken Mosque and then fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Bishkek to Almaty takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Almaty sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

3
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, then browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, then pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, and finally stop by Astana Allee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at MEGA Silk Way, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nur-Sultan trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Nur-Sultan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Almaty in January; daily highs in Nur-Sultan reach -13°C and lows reach -23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Astana Allee ©
Astana Allee

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