11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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11 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Zhabagly
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Karagandy
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Almaty
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Mumbai

1
day
Zhabagly

Zhabagly ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zhabagly trip planning website .

Mumbai, India to Zhabagly is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Zhabagly, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Astana.

Things to do in Zhabagly

Wildlife Parks
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Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve ©
Aksu-Zhabagly Reserve

2
nights
Nur-Sultan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
On the 7th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Kazakhstan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and finally make a trip to The Baiterek Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Astana trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zhabagly to Astana in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zhabagly in May; daily highs in Astana reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Borovoe.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Museums
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): Head underground at Kenesary Cave, then meet the residents at Museum of Nature, and then step off the mainland to explore Rock Zhumbaktas.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Borovoe vacation planner.

You can drive from Astana to Borovoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. May in Borovoe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Karagandy.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

1
day
Karagandy

Karagandy ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karagandy journey site .

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Karagandy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Borovoe in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Karagandy. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Karagandy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Karaganda
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5
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Escape the urban bustle at Kok-Tobe Hill and Big Almaty Lake. Kids will enjoy Almaty Central Park and Almaty Zoo. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and make a trip to The Central Mosque of Almaty.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Almaty journey maker .

Getting from Karagandy to Almaty by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Karagandy in May: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Alakol
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Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

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