Astana, Kazakhstan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Astana, Kazakhstan? If you're planning to go to Astana, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Astana, Kazakhstan

Based on the climate and weather in Astana, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Astana, Kazakhstan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Astana, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Astana, Kazakhstan by month

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January

January in Astana is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows most days.

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February

February in Astana can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C). It snows most days.

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March

March in this region is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows about two thirds of the time.

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April

If you are traveling to Astana in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Astana is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Astana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

In June, Astana is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Astana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Astana is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

In August, Astana is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Astana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

September in Astana is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in Astana can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows regularly.

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November

November in Astana can be extremely cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows about half of the time.

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December

If you go to Astana in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Astana, Kazakhstan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Astana.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to go to the stunning Khazret Sultan Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the building; you should check with the Astana tourism authority.

If you visit the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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