21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Almaty
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Karaganda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Oskemen
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Singapore

4
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: walk around Kok-Tobe Hill, hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Almaty online trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Almaty is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Alma-Ata Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Almaty at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort

4
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Karaganda is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, see the interesting displays at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, take a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Karaganda online travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Karaganda is little chillier than Almaty - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Qarqaraly National Park, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

4
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Change things up with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of Kazakhstan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nur-Sultan road trip planner .

Drive from Karaganda to Nur-Sultan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Nur-Sultan, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

3
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Oskemen is known for parks, museums, historic sites, outdoors, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Altaiskiye Alpy, walk around Sauletai Recreation Park, examine the collection at Eastern-Kazakhstan Regional Architecture and Ethnographic Museum Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Soviet Union.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oskemen online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Oskemen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Oskemen, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 26th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saty day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Oskemen to Saty in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
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Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Rakhat: Zharkent (Architecture and Art Museum Zharkentskaya Mechet & Zharkent Mosque). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

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Traveling by car from Saty to Rakhat takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Almaty Region, Zharkent
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Altyn Emel National Park ©
Altyn Emel National Park
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon

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