When is the best time to go to Kazakhstan?

When is the best time to go to Kazakhstan? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Kazakhstan, the weather is good everywhere in June, July and August
  • The best months to go to Nur-Sultan (Astana) are May, June, July and August
  • On average, the warmest months in Nur-Sultan (Astana) are June, July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • July is the wettest month in this city
  • Turkestan is the city with the best climate, with good weather 7 months a year


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central of Kazakhstan
Karaganda, Aqtöbe...

June, July and August
77°F to 86°F°C
1 to 3 days
May and September
67°F to 74°F°C
1 to 4 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
14°F to 54°F°C
1 to 4 days

East (Altai)
Öskemen, Semey, Ridder...

June and July
72°F to 85°F°C
2 to 10 days
May, August and September
61°F to 83°F°C
1 to 9 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
13°F to 58°F°C
1 to 10 days

North of Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kostanaï, Petropavl...

June and August
74°F to 79°F°C
2 to 4 days
May, July and September
63°F to 81°F°C
1 to 6 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
9°F to 56°F°C
0 to 3 days

South of Kazakhstan
Almaty, Balkhash, Taldykorgan...

May, June, July, August and September
61°F to 97°F°C
0 to 19 days
April and October
50°F to 72°F°C
0 to 14 days
January, February, March, November and December
25°F to 58°F°C
1 to 11 days

West of Kazakhstan
Aktau, Oral, Atyrau...

May, June, July, August and September
70°F to 94°F°C
1 to 4 days
October
54°F to 65°F°C
1 to 2 days
April
56°F to 63°F°C
1 to 4 days
January, February, March, November and December
18°F to 52°F°C
1 to 4 days

Best time to travel to Kazakhstan by cities

Chargement en cours
Central Central East (Altai) East (Altai) North North South South West West

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Temperatures and rainfall in Kazakhstan

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Kazakhstan and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nur-Sultan (Astana), Almaty, Aktau, Balkhash and Karaganda.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Kazakhstan

Find out when Kazakhstan has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Kazakhstan

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, November and December. The number of visitors to Kazakhstan is high in: July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Kazakhstan: January and February.
  • Low season in Kazakhstan: March, April, May, June, November and December.
  • High season in Kazakhstan: July.
  • Peak season in Kazakhstan: August, September and October.

Figure: Visitor index for Kazakhstan month by month



Average price for flights to Kazakhstan

A return flight between London and Nur-Sultan (Astana) is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 500 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 247 more for your airline ticket to Nur-Sultan (Astana) if you go in august.

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Where to go in Kazakhstan?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Nur-Sultan (Astana)13°F16°F29°F54°F68°F77°F79°F79°F65°F49°F29°F16°F
Almaty25°F29°F41°F52°F61°F68°F76°F74°F65°F50°F38°F27°F
Aktau41°F41°F50°F59°F72°F83°F88°F86°F77°F65°F52°F45°F
Balkhash25°F27°F41°F61°F74°F83°F86°F83°F72°F58°F40°F29°F
Karaganda14°F16°F31°F54°F68°F77°F79°F79°F67°F50°F29°F18°F
Kostanaï11°F14°F27°F50°F70°F77°F79°F79°F65°F49°F31°F16°F
Öskemen16°F22°F32°F56°F68°F79°F85°F83°F70°F52°F31°F20°F
Aqtöbe16°F18°F31°F54°F74°F81°F86°F85°F68°F52°F34°F22°F
Atyrau25°F29°F43°F63°F81°F90°F94°F92°F76°F59°F43°F31°F
Ekibastuz11°F16°F31°F56°F70°F79°F81°F79°F67°F50°F29°F16°F
Esil13°F16°F29°F52°F70°F79°F81°F79°F67°F50°F29°F16°F
Kentau34°F38°F52°F67°F79°F88°F94°F90°F77°F63°F47°F36°F
Kyzylorda29°F32°F52°F70°F85°F94°F97°F92°F79°F63°F45°F32°F
Oral18°F20°F32°F56°F74°F81°F86°F85°F70°F54°F38°F25°F
Pavlodar9°F14°F29°F56°F68°F79°F81°F79°F65°F50°F29°F16°F
Petropavl9°F14°F27°F49°F67°F74°F77°F76°F63°F47°F27°F14°F
Ridder16°F22°F32°F49°F61°F72°F76°F74°F61°F45°F27°F18°F
Semey13°F16°F31°F58°F70°F81°F83°F81°F68°F52°F31°F18°F
Shymkent40°F43°F58°F68°F81°F90°F97°F94°F83°F67°F52°F41°F
Stepnogorsk9°F14°F29°F52°F68°F77°F79°F77°F65°F49°F29°F16°F

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Is this weather information for Kazakhstan reliable?

Climate data for Kazakhstan has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Kazakhstan allows us to determine the average for each month in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Almaty, Aktau, Balkhash, Karaganda, Kostanaï, Öskemen, Aqtöbe, and 15 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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