9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

9 days in Kazakhstan Itinerary

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Nur-Sultan
— 2 nights
2
Karaganda
— 2 nights
3
Saty
— 1 night
4
Almaty
— 3 nights

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 23rd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nur-Astana Mosque, then appreciate the history behind Bayterek Tower, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Kazakhstan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazret Sultan Mosque. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Quay Astana, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, then buy something for everyone on your list at Khan Shatyr, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nur-Sultan trip maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nur-Sultan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to East Kazakhstan Time is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Nur-Sultan reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Karaganda.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr
Hazret Sultan Mosque ©
Hazret Sultan Mosque

2
nights
Karaganda

Karaganda ©
Lying in the heart of Kazakhstan, Karaganda stands as the capital of its region in a vast landscape of unpopulated steppe.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Karaganda Regional Museum, appreciate the history behind A.S. Pushkin Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Victims of Political Repression, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bektau-Ata Mountain Area, then appreciate the history behind Monument Nurken Abdirov, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Karaganda tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nur-Sultan to Karaganda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nur-Sultan in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Karaganda, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saty.

Things to do in Karaganda

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bektau-Ata Mountain Area
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Monument to Victims of Political Repression ©

1
night
Saty

Saty ©
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Upper Kolsai Lake, explore the activities along Kolsai Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lower Kolsai Lake, and finally explore the activities along Lake Kaindy.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saty day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Karaganda to Saty takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Almaty.

Things to do in Saty

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kolsai Lake ©
Kolsai Lake
Lake Kaindy ©
Lake Kaindy
Lower Kolsai Lake ©
Lower Kolsai Lake

3
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 through Kok-Tobe Hill, stroll around Park Named After Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen, don't miss a visit to Big Almaty Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ascension Cathedral.

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Getting from Saty to Almaty by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral
Big Almaty Lake ©
Big Almaty Lake

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