22 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

22 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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22 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Almaty
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Karaganda
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Borovoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Nur-Sultan
— 4 nights
5
Oskemen
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
6
Saty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rakhat
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Perth

3
nights
Almaty

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Almaty is known for parks, historic sites, nature, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Kok-Tobe Hill, walk around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Issyk, and have fun at Medeu Skating Rink and Ski resort.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Almaty trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Almaty is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Perth to Almaty due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in September; daily highs in Almaty reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Karaganda.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Qarqaraly National Park, see the interesting displays at Karaganda Regional Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Cathedral, and Head underground at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Karaganda trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Almaty to Karaganda in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Almaty in September: high temperatures in Karaganda hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Borovoe.

Things to do in Karaganda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Qarqaraly National Park, Temirtausky City Local Lore and History Museum, Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Qarqaraly National Park ©
Qarqaraly National Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
night
Borovoe

Borovoe ©
On the 4th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Kenesary Cave, get to know the resident critters at Museum of Nature, and then head off the coast to Rock Zhumbaktas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Borovoe trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Karaganda to Borovoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Karaganda in October, you will find days in Borovoe are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nur-Sultan.

Things to do in Borovoe

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rock Zhumbaktas ©
Rock Zhumbaktas

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, nightlife, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Bayterek Tower, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Kazakhstan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, and enjoy some diversion at Sport Complex Kazakhstan.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nur-Sultan road trip website .

Traveling by car from Borovoe to Nur-Sultan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oskemen.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

3
nights
Oskemen

Oskemen ©
A trip to Oskemen provides you with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, particularly with regard to religious buildings.
Oskemen is known for parks, museums, historic sites, winter sports, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slavskogo Embankment, don't miss a visit to Muhamadi City Mosque, stroll around Sauletai Recreation Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oskemen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nur-Sultan to Oskemen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nur-Sultan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oskemen, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Oskemen

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Zhastar Park ©
Zhastar Park
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque ©
Ust-Kamenogorsk City Mosque
Boris  Alexandrov Sports Palace ©
Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaindy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kolsai Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saty trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Oskemen to Saty takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rakhat.

Things to do in Saty

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy

4
nights
Rakhat

Rakhat ©
Explore Rakhat's surroundings by going to Zharkent (Architecture and Art Museum Zharkentskaya Mechet & Zharkent Mosque). Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Altyn Emel National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rakhat online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Saty to Rakhat by car takes about 3 hours. On the 16th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rakhat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Almaty Region, Zharkent
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Charyn Canyon ©
Charyn Canyon
Altyn Emel National Park ©
Altyn Emel National Park
Charyn National Park ©
Charyn National Park

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