60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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60 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Banjarmasin, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Zharkent
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  7​h 30​min
2
Taraz
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Turkestan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Baikonur
— 1 night
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Oskemen
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Oral
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Nur-Sultan
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Borovoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Petropavlovsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Kostanay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Pavlodar
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Bayanaul
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Karaganda
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
14
Almaty
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Banjarmasin, Indonesia

1
night
Zharkent

Zharkent
Zharkent or Jarkent, formerly known as Panfilov and Dzharkent, is a town in Almaty Region, Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Panfilov District. On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zharkent Mosque.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zharkent trip builder site .

Banjarmasin, Indonesia to Zharkent is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Banjarmasin to Zharkent, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for Taraz on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Zharkent

Historic Sites
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Akyrtas Palace Complex, make a trip to Mausoleum of Tekturmas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Tekturmas Architectural Complex, and finally don't miss a visit to Kali Yunus Hammam. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Babaji Khatun Mausoleum, make a trip to Aisha Bibi Mausoleum, and then make a trip to Karahan Mausoleum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taraz visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zharkent to Taraz. In March, daytime highs in Taraz are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Culture Ethnographic Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turkestan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Taraz to Turkestan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Baikonur.

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

1
night
Baikonur

Baikonur ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baikonur trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Turkestan to Baikonur by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You will leave for Oskemen on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Baikonur

Museums
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Museum of Baikonur Cosmodrome History ©

6
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oskemen: Ridder (St. Nicholas Church & Ridder Museum of History and Local Lore). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Slavskogo Embankment, explore the stunning scenery at Kiin Kirish Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sauletai Recreation Park, and glide through natural beauty at Altaiskiye Alpy.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oskemen online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Baikonur to Oskemen takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Oral.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ridder, 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

3
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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail, see the interesting displays at Nature and Ecology Museum, don't miss a visit to Intercession Monastery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Transfiguration Church.

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You can fly from Oskemen to Oral in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oskemen to Oral due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Oral when traveling from Oskemen in March, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Astana.

Things to do in Oral

Museums Historic Sites
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Regional History State Museum GKKP ©
Regional History State Museum GKKP
Christ The Savior Cathedral ©
Christ The Savior Cathedral
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail ©
Cathedral of Archangel Mikhail

9
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Take a break from Astana with a short trip to Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism in Malinovka, about 50 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Afghan War Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, learn about all things military at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and take in the exciting artwork at Kulanshi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Astana itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oral to Astana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oral to Astana is 1 hour. In March in Astana, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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 ©
On the 29th (Fri), head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museum of Nature, and then stroll through Kenesary Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): try your luck at CashVille and then make a trip to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

Discover how to plan a Borovoe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Astana to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Petropavlovsk.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Petropavlovsk

Petropavlovsk ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): appreciate the history behind Monument to Pushkin and Abai, get engrossed in the history at North Kazakhstan Regional History and Local Lore Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Museum Complex Residence Abylai Khan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Petropavlovsk trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Petropavlovsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Borovoe to Petropavlovsk, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Petropavlovsk can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll set off for Kostanay on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Petropavlovsk

Museums
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Monument to Pushkin and Abai ©
Monument to Pushkin and Abai

2
nights
Kostanay

Kostanay ©
Kostanay is a city located on the Tobol River in northern Kazakhstan. Kostanay is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Ahmet Baitursynov, pause for some serene contemplation at Constantine and Helen Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Maral Ishan Mosque, and browse the different shops at Shopping-Entertainment Center Mart.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kostanay day trip planner .

Drive from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Petropavlovsk to Kostanay due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pavlodar.

Things to do in Kostanay

Shopping Museums Parks
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TSUM ©
TSUM
Victory Park ©
Victory Park

4
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.
Pavlodar is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nightlife, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Regional History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Roman Catholic Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, browse the different shops at Batyr Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Annunciation.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pavlodar vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Kostanay to Pavlodar in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. While traveling from Kostanay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pavlodar, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayanaul.

Things to do in Pavlodar

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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
Bayanaul

Bayanaul ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bayanaul National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayanaul trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Pavlodar to Bayanaul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Karaganda on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Bayanaul

Nature Parks
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Bayanaul National Park ©
Bayanaul National Park

7
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa (in Shakhtinsk) and Temirtau (Central Mosque & Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum). On the 11th (Thu), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Qarqaraly National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, pause for some photo ops at Eternal Flame, make a trip to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.

Make your Karaganda itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bayanaul to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Karaganda can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Karagandy, Temirtau, Temple of the Icon of Our Lady Skoroposlushnitsa, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev ©
Statue of Abai Kunanbayev

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nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Altyn-Emel. On the 25th (Thu), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Kara Dala. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Kok-Tobe Hill, have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk, and fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Almaty day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Karaganda to Almaty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Karaganda in April, expect Almaty to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamgaly Tas, Kolsai Lake
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort ©
Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

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