9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
2
Karaganda
— 2 nights
3
Saty
— 1 night
4
Almaty
— 3 nights

2
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 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nur-Astana Mosque, appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, thenexplore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Chernobyl Victims. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Quay Astana, pause for some photo ops at Zhanibek and Kerei Monument, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, thenmake a trip to Monument to Saken Seyfullin, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Zhayau Muse, and finally browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Nur-Sultan is 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Nur-Sultan reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karaganda.

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

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 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Building of Karaganda Regional Executive Committee, appreciate the history behind Bust Gogol, examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Kazybek Bi, thenappreciate the history behind A.S. Pushkin Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Composition Kobyz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, don't miss a visit to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind Monument Nurken Abdirov, thencontemplate the long history of Eternal Flame, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Karaganda planner.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Karaganda, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Highlights from your plan
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Monument to Victims of Political Repression ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, explore the activities along Kolsai Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lower Kolsai Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kaindy.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saty day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Karaganda to Saty takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy
Lower Kolsai Lake ©
Lower Kolsai Lake

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: stroll through Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

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Getting from Saty to Almaty by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

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

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