21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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21 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nur-Sultan
— 5 nights
3
Karagandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bayanaul
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Turgen
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Almaty
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Geneva

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Kenesary Cave, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at CashVille and then don't miss a visit to Kokshetau (Sinyukha) Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Borovoe online route planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Borovoe is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Alma-Ata Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Geneva, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Borovoe, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Astana.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

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

5
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 the city and head to Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park and Arai. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Afghan War Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Baiterek Tower, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and take in the pleasant sights at Nurzhol Boulevard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Astana trip tool .

You can drive from Borovoe to Astana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Karagandy.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Arai ©
Arai

2
nights
Karagandy

Karagandy ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qarqaraly National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nurken Abdirov, don't miss a visit to Statue of Abai Kunanbayev, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Eternal Flame.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Karagandy trip builder site .

Drive from Astana to Karagandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Astana in July, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Karagandy. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bayanaul.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Karaganda, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
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Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area ©
Bektau-Ata Mountain Area

1
day
Bayanaul

Bayanaul ©
On the 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Bayanaul National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Karagandy to Bayanaul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turgen.

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Parks Nature
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Bayanaul National Park ©
Bayanaul National Park

1
day
Turgen

Turgen ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Turgen Waterfalls.

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Explore your travel options from Bayanaul to Turgen with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Turgen

Parks Nature
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Turgen Waterfalls ©
Turgen Waterfalls

9
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Escape the urban bustle at Kok-Tobe Hill and Lake Issyk. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Altyn-Emel. On the 9th (Fri), spend a day exploring the natural beauty of Kara Dala. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, hit the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at First President's Park, and try out the rides at Almaty Central Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Almaty trip planner .

Drive from Turgen to Almaty in 2 hours. August in Almaty sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kolsai Lake, Lake Alakol
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake

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