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"Kazakhstan – South to North"

  • 2 days

  • Fly, train

  • Dolinka

    2 days

  • Taxi

  • Karaganda

    2 days

  • Train

  • Almaty

    3 days

  • Fly

  • Shymkent

    2 days

11 days

This itinerary brings you through Kazakhstan (more about Kazakhstan) in Central Asia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
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.

Great

Fly, trainTransfer

Duration: 7 hours 6 minutes

Costs: $32.00 - $90.00

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.

Culture
Great

TaxiTransfer

Duration: 39 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $8.00

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.

Food
Great

TrainTransfer

Duration: 11 hours 35 minutes

Costs: $12.00 - $35.00

"Almaty is the place to satisfy all your foodie cravings."thesandyfeet.com
"Almaty is one of the best cities to visit in Central Asia."thesandyfeet.com
"Almaty is a great place to learn more about Kazakh culture and try out the local cuisine."sunshineseeker.com
"Almaty is located at the foot of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains, and the mountains provide a stunning backdrop for Almaty Airport."nomadicnotes.com
"Almaty is home to many stunning architectures from the brutalist style buildings you often see in this part of the world to the Russian Orthodox style cathedrals."bucketlistly.blog
"Almaty is vibrant and a fun place to spend some time, enjoying the Kazakh hospitality and seeing some of the sights."timetravelturtle.com
Culture
Nature
Historic
Lake
Mountain
Hiking
Activity
Outstanding+

FlyTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 41 minutes

Costs: $22.00 - $63.00

"Shymkent is a place worth spending 1 or 2 days in, as there is not much to do besides the bazaar."againstthecompass.com
"Shymkent is a bustling city, and it was very easy to sink into life here - strolling between bazaars, great restaurants and flourishing parks."ouroyster.com
"Shymkent is Kazakhstan's third largest city and a good base to explore the Kazakh desert and places like Turkestan."journalofnomads.com
Food
Desert
Mountain
River
National Park
Great