12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

12 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kazakhstan trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Nur-Sultan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Karaganda
— 3 nights
Fly to Almaty, Taxi to Saty
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Saty
— 1 night
Drive
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Almaty
— 4 nights
Fly

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Nur-Sultan — 3 nights

First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Nur-Sultan is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Bayterek Tower, walk around City Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan online vacation builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Nur-Sultan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, you will find days in Nur-Sultan are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are colder (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Karaganda.
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping
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Karaganda — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Karaganda trip planner.

Drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in April, Karaganda is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Saty.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Saty — 1 night

On the 15th (Fri), explore the activities along Lower Kolsai Lake, explore the activities along Lake Kaindy, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saty travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Karaganda to Saty in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Almaty.
Parks · Nature
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Almaty — 4 nights

Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kok-Tobe Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Zeleny Bazar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake.

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You can drive from Saty to Almaty in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Kazakhstan travel guide

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Mountains · Parks · Observation Decks
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.