45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kapchagay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Saty
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Pavlodar
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Taraz
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Turkestan
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Oral
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
9
Kostanay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Karaganda
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
13
Almaty
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kapchagay

Kapchagay ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Kapchagay Reservoir and then try your luck at Bombay Casino. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Tamgaly Tas and then admire the landmark architecture of Nomad Fortress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kapchagay online road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Kapchagay is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Kapchagay to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Kapchagay

Casinos Fun & Games Nature
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Bombay Casino ©
Bombay Casino
Tamgaly Tas ©
Tamgaly Tas
Kapchagay Reservoir ©
Kapchagay Reservoir

3
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rakhat trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kapchagay to Rakhat by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Almaty Region
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Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park
Altyn Emel National Park ©
Altyn Emel National Park

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saty route tool .

Getting from Rakhat to Saty by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Saty

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

4
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Go for a jaunt from Oskemen to Bobrovka to see Nurtau about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment, take in breathtaking views at Kiin Kirish Canyon, walk around Zhastar Park, and examine the collection at Regional Local Lore and History Museum.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Oskemen trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Oskemen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July in Oskemen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Nurtau
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Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Boris  Alexandrov Sports Palace ©
Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace

2
nights
Pavlodar

Pavlodar ©
One of the country's main industrial, commercial, and cultural hubs, Pavlodar also ranks as one of the oldest cities in the north of the country, founded in 1720 as an Imperial Russian outpost.
On the 21st (Sun), browse the exhibits of D.P. Bagayev Museum, explore the galleries of Regional History Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Laser Club, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Annunciation, and finally make a trip to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Ice Arena, pause for some serene contemplation at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of St. Nicholas, then browse the exhibits of Military Glory Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Pavlodar Regional Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pavlodar online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oskemen to Pavlodar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Taraz.

Things to do in Pavlodar

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Pavlodar Regional Art Museum ©
Pavlodar Regional Art Museum
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque ©
Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque

2
nights
Taraz

Taraz ©
One of the oldest cities in the country, Taraz has changed hands many times since it became one of the wealthiest stops on the old Silk Road trade route.
On the 23rd (Tue), make a trip to Kali Yunus Hammam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque, don't miss a visit to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Tekturmas, and finally don't miss a visit to Karahan Mausoleum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Akyrtas Palace Complex, don't miss a visit to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum, and then make a trip to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taraz trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Pavlodar to Taraz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Pavlodar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Taraz, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turkestan.

Things to do in Taraz

Historic Sites
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Mausoleum of Tekturmas ©
Mausoleum of Tekturmas
Akyrtas Palace Complex ©
Akyrtas Palace Complex
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum ©
Aisha Bibi Mausoleum

1
night
Turkestan

Turkestan ©
A small and historic city, Turkistan has become a major place of pilgrimage, with thousands of Muslims arriving each year to visit its main religious monument.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the ancient world of The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, get engrossed in the history at Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turkestan route planner.

Traveling by car from Taraz to Turkestan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Turkestan

Museums Historic Sites
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The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran ©
The Intimate Ruins of Sauran

2
nights
Oral

Oral ©
Orál, Ural'sk in Russian, formerly known as Yaitsk, is a city in northwestern Kazakhstan, at the confluence of the Ural and Chogan rivers close to the Russian border. Oral is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ The Savior Cathedral, examine the collection at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, don't miss a visit to Old Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oral online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Turkestan to Oral by combination of train and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Turkestan to Oral is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kostanay.

Things to do in Oral

Museums Historic Sites
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House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva ©
House-Museum of E.I. Pugacheva
Christ The Savior Cathedral ©
Christ The Savior Cathedral
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail ©
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail

1
night
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll around Victory Park, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, witness the site of a historic battle at Execution Wall, then admire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maral Ishan Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, then buy something for everyone on your list at TSUM, and then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kostanay vacation planning website .

Getting from Oral to Kostanay by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oral to Kostanay is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Astana.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
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TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

7
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Go for a jaunt from Astana to Malinovka to see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism about 50 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Arai. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and stroll around City Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Astana trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kostanay to Astana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

2
nights
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Kenesary Cave, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at CashVille and then don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Borovoe journey planner .

You can drive from Astana to Borovoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Borovoe sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain
CashVille ©
CashVille

5
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Step out of Karaganda with an excursion to Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau--about 54 minutes away. On the 9th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Qarqaraly National Park. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, and see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Karaganda itinerary maker site .

Drive from Borovoe to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Borovoe in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Karaganda, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Karagandy, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

8
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
On the 20th (Tue), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Kara Dala. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Altyn-Emel. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, find something for the whole family at Almaty Central Park, and examine the collection at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Almaty day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Karaganda to Almaty in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Karaganda in August, expect Almaty to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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