9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
When in Almaty, make a side trip to see Lake Issyk in Esik, approximately Esik away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, pause for some serene contemplation at Baiken Mosque, and hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Almaty trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Almaty is an approximately 15- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Almaty. Prepare for cooler 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Issyk
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, then steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

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Getting from Almaty to Karaganda by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, Karaganda is slightly colder than Almaty - with highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
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Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima ©
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.
On the 29th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, then take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, and finally get great views at Quay Astana.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nur-Sultan online travel planner.

Drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -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
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

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