No visa is required from Turkish citizens for 30-day Kazakhstan travel, to put it first. A passport is what you only need for travel to the country. Besides, if there you are to stay in the country for more than 5 days, there is an obligation to register with the immigration police from the day of entry into the country.
Let’s take a look at how to arrive from Turkey to Kazakhstan. There are five and a half-hour direct flights from Istanbul airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Almaty Airport, the easternmost in the country. The fact that the country has so many places to visit makes Almaty Airport flights more preferable. But still, if you want to set foot on the western side of the country first, you can also arrive on 3-hour direct flights from Istanbul airport to Aktau Airport, the westernmost of the country. From Aktau Airport to Almaty, you can try a train journey of up to 2 days or 4-hour direct flights that are more costly.
It is possible to arrive at the Almaty Center, which is 30 kilometers from Almaty Airport, in one and a half-hour by using public transport buses that depart every 15 minutes. Although there are unofficial taxi drivers who run to pick you up as a customer when you set foot in the airport, the safest method is to use official taxis if you are going to take a taxi. If you want to rent a car, you can use various companies at the airport, but never forget to carry your international driver’s license with you.
There are bus, trolleybus, and metro alternatives for public transportation in Kazakhstan. If you prefer to see the important places of the country by private car, you can bargain and rent a car at reasonable prices. Additionally, in some cities such as Almaty, Nur-Sultan, and Shymkent, it will be a different option to rent a bicycle and see the surrounding areas. Besides, local flights for long distances in the country have a very good connection.
In the country where the continental climate is dominant, the drier the summers, the harsher the winters. The best months to visit the country are from May to September. Also, if you are one of those who prefer to go to Kazakhstan during the ski season, December, January, and February are the ideal times. If you are one of the nature lovers who want to see the natural beauty, it would be sensible to choose the spring months. While it reaches -20 degrees in the northern regions in winter, the temperature rises above 30-35 degrees in the terrestrial parts in summer. Depending on your purpose of visit and the season you want, you can enjoy this beautiful country. The period from June to September is ideal for nature walks and from April to October for horse riding.
International Nomads Culture Festival held in the capital at the end of June, Astana Evenings International Art Festival accompanied by concerts and colorful performances at the beginning of June, Almaty Apple Festival in September, the Nauruz Festival in mid-March, where dance, food, and songs are organized, Almaty Tent Festival in May, which aims to spread the tent culture, can be listed among some of the special times that can be preferred when going to Kazakhstan. Moreover, the Apple Festival, one of the country’s agricultural products, stands out as another activity that can attract attention in mid-September.
With its pristine nature, beauty to explore, and every point of history that goes deep, you can be sure that Kazakhstan will offer you exquisite memories that will remain in your mind.