You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at Almaty (more about Almaty). Many cities are snowy in April. During your travel you have to speak Russian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. These flight connections are taken during this itinerary: Shymkent - Almaty (more about Almaty), Almaty - Karaganda and Dolinka - Oskemen. You can pay with Tenge everywhere.https://www.amazon.com/s?k=lonely+planet+central-asia: Lonely Planet
in Kazakhstan Oskemen has a population of 319,067. And this town is in the west of Kazakhstan. It offers you the possibility to relax next toby a river. And the nearest big city is Pavlodar.
At Dolinka live 4,543 inhabitants. And the nearest neighbour city is Pavlodar. It provides a lot of culture. And Dolinka is in the center of Kazakhstan.
Karaganda is a city with a population of 451,800. This city is in the center of Kazakhstan. The nearest big city is Pavlodar. Karaganda gives you the possibility to relax after a long city walk next toby a lake.