9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Karaganda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around First President's Park, fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, and explore the activities along Lake Issyk.

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Singapore, Singapore to Almaty is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Almaty. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

2
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, make a trip to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, then steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument to Victims of Political Repression. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Karaganda vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Karaganda is slightly colder than Almaty - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, then pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, and finally make a trip to Quay Astana.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan holiday maker tool .

Getting from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nur-Sultan can reach -13°C, while at night they dip to -23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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

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