16 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

16 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
2
Borovoe
— 1 night
3
Karaganda
— 3 nights
4
Saty
— 1 night
5
Esik
— 1 night
6
Almaty
— 5 nights

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.
Nur-Sultan is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur-Astana Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan tour itinerary maker.

Moscow, Russia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in September: highs in Nur-Sultan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Borovoe reveals a landscape of rocky hilltops, crystal-clear lakes, forested lakeshores, and rolling steppe.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Polyana Abylai Khana, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Bolektau, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rock Zhumbaktas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Borovoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nur-Sultan to Borovoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Karaganda.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Polyana Abylai Khana
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

3
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Qarqaraly National Park, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victims of Political Repression, make a trip to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, and admire the landmark architecture of Building of Karaganda Regional Executive Committee.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Karaganda trip builder tool.

Drive from Borovoe to Karaganda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. Traveling from Borovoe in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Karaganda. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, Qarqaraly National Park
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
St. Joseph's Cathedral ©
St. Joseph's Cathedral

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, explore the activities along Kolsai Lake, thenexplore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saty using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Karaganda to Saty takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Esik.

Things to do in Saty

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

1
night
Esik

Esik ©
Esik is a town in Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Enbekshikazakh District. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Esik travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Saty to Esik takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Almaty.

Things to do in Esik

Parks Nature
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Lake Issyk ©
Lake Issyk

5
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 around Kok-Tobe Hill, hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Before you visit Almaty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Esik to Almaty in 1.5 hours. In September in Almaty, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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