45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

45 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Fly to Almaty Airport, Drive to Kapchagay
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Kapchagay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rakhat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saty
— 1 night
Taxi to Almaty, Fly to Ust-Kamenogorsk
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Oskemen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pavlodar
— 2 nights
Fly to Shimkent, Train to Taraz
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Taraz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turkestan
— 1 night
Train to Shymkent, Fly to Uralsk
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Oral
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kostanay
— 1 night
Fly
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Nur-Sultan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Karaganda
— 5 nights
Fly
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Almaty
— 8 nights
Fly

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Kapchagay

On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Kapchagay Reservoir and then try to win big at Bombay Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tamgaly Tas and then admire the striking features of Nomad Fortress.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kapchagay trip itinerary builder app.

New Delhi, India to Kapchagay is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Kapchagay, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Kapchagay at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Kapchagay

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

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Rakhat

Rakhat is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Charyn Canyon and explore the striking landscape of Charyn National Park.

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You can drive from Kapchagay to Rakhat in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

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Saty

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Kaindy and then explore the activities along Kolsai Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saty trip website.

Traveling by car from Rakhat to Saty takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Saty

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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Oskemen

A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Pedal the day away on the 20th (Sat) with Nurtau. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, don't miss a visit to Muhamadi City Mosque, walk around Zhambyl Zhabayev Park, and see where the action happens at Stadium Altai.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Oskemen trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Saty to Oskemen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of D.P. Bagayev Museum, take an in-depth tour of Regional History Museum, then have fun at Laser Club, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation, and finally don't miss a visit to Mashkhur-Jusup Mosque. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Ice Arena, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 world behind art at Pavlodar Regional Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pavlodar driving holiday site.

You can fly from Oskemen to Pavlodar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Pavlodar sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taraz.

Things to do in Pavlodar

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Karahan Mausoleum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Akyrtas Palace Complex, then don't miss a visit to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum, and then don't miss a visit to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Taraz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Pavlodar to Taraz takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Pavlodar in July, you will find days in Taraz are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turkestan.
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

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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), delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, and then admire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turkestan itinerary tool.

Drive from Taraz to Turkestan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oral.

Things to do in Turkestan

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

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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, see the interesting displays at Manshuk Mametova House-Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Artist Saken Gumarov.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oral road trip planning site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turkestan to Oral in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Turkestan to Oral is minus 1 hour. In July in Oral, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Kostanay on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Oral

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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Kostanay

Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. On the 29th (Mon), walk around Victory Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Conquerors of Virgin Land, admire the landmark architecture of Kostanay Clock Tower, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maral Ishan Mosque, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Embankment of the 25th Anniversary of Independence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kostanay Regional Memorial Museum of Altynsarin, browse the different shops at TSUM, and then browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kostanay trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Oral to Kostanay in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oral to Kostanay, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

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Nur-Sultan

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Step out of Nur-Sultan to go to Malinovka and see Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism, which is approximately 46 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: take in panoramic vistas at Bayterek Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nur-Sultan road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kostanay to Nur-Sultan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nur-Sultan can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:

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Borovoe

Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at CashVille and then make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Borovoe trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Borovoe are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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Karaganda

Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
When in Karaganda, make a side trip to see Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum in Temirtau, approximately Temirtau away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, and examine the collection at Ecomuseum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Karaganda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Karaganda takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Borovoe in August since evenings lows in Karaganda dip to 9°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

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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. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Altyn-Emel. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Almaty Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Almaty online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Karaganda to Almaty takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Karaganda in August, things will get a bit warmer in Almaty: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:

Kazakhstan travel guide

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Parks · Lookouts · Churches
The world's biggest landlocked country, Kazakhstan boasts a thriving economy resting almost entirely on huge reserves of natural gas and oil. While some travelers find its seemingly endless and largely featureless steppe unappealing, others take a trip to Kazakhstan precisely because of these unspoiled stretches. If you wanted, you could certainly spend your entire vacation in Kazakhstan completely alone, exploring the sprawling, empty horizons. If you want a little company, mingle with the highly urbanized locals in Almaty or Astana, two big cities featuring broad tree-lined avenues, hip cafes, giant malls, and many innovative buildings that seem plucked right out of a science fiction novel.