28 days in Volga District Itinerary

28 days in Volga District Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Kazan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Yoshkar-Ola
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kirov
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 45 min
4
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Diveyevo
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
6
Saratov
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h
7
Ufa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Samara
— 4 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You've now added Ziferblat to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kazan to Raifa to see Raifa Monastery about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and make a trip to Kazan Family Center/ Viewpoint.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kazan travel planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kazan is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In September in Kazan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yoshkar-Ola.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

2
nights
Yoshkar-Ola

Yoshkar-Ola ©
On the 5th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden-Institut, thenmake a trip to Iyoshkin Cat Sculpture, thenmake a trip to Brugge Embankment, and finally get to know the resident critters at Tomas Petting Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chavaina Boulevard, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Yivan Kyrlya, appreciate the history behind Monument to Obolenskiy-Nogotkov, thendon't miss a visit to Chapel of Peter and Fevronia of Murom, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally appreciate the history behind Clock 12 Apostles.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yoshkar-Ola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kazan to Yoshkar-Ola takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Samara Standard Time (SAMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Yoshkar-Ola are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kirov.

Things to do in Yoshkar-Ola

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Tomas Petting Zoo ©
Tomas Petting Zoo

3
nights
Kirov

Kirov ©
Kirov, formerly known as Vyatka and Khlynov, is a city and the administrative center of Kirov Oblast, Russia, located on the Vyatka River. Kirov is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Uspensky Trifonov Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monument Family, shop like a local with Modern Art Center 'Gallery Of Progress', and take in nature's colorful creations at Alexander Garden.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kirov route builder website.

Traveling by car from Yoshkar-Ola to Kirov takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Samara Standard Time (SAMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kirov

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Alexander Garden ©
Alexander Garden

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod online road trip planner.

Getting from Kirov to Nizhny Novgorod by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

3
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Diveyevo: Resurrection Cathedral (in Arzamas) and Sarov (Bell Tower of Holy Trinity Monastery, Sarov Underground Complex, &more).

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Diveyevo online visit planner.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Diveyevo in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saratov.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sarov, Resurrection Cathedral
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Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Resurrection Cathedral ©
Resurrection Cathedral
Spring of Saint Panteleimon ©
Spring of Saint Panteleimon

2
nights
Saratov

Saratov ©
Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Saratov State Museum of Military Glory, make a trip to Memorial Complex Shadoof, thensee the interesting displays at Saratov State Radischev Art Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin, and finally make a trip to Fontain Crystal Tear. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chernyshevskogo Square, don't miss a visit to Soothe My Sorrows, examine the collection at Pavel Kuznetsov's House Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Monument to Byk-Solevoz, and finally get outside with Adventure Park ZaDoor City.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saratov online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Diveyevo to Saratov takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Saratov, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ufa.

Things to do in Saratov

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument to Byk-Solevoz
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Saratov State Radischev Art Museum ©
Saratov State Radischev Art Museum

2
nights
Ufa

Ufa ©
Widely considered one of Russia's loveliest cities, Ufa is home to many sites dedicated to the country's nature and history.
Take a break from Ufa with a short trip to Tobizin's Cape in Russkiy, about 50 hours away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Shulgan-Tash, admire the local landmark of Fountain Seven Girls, appreciate the history behind Monument to Minnigali Gubaydullin And Aleksandr Matrosov, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Salavat Yulayev.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ufa day trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Saratov to Ufa in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Saratov in October, expect Ufa to be slightly colder, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Samara.

Things to do in Ufa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Park Shulgan-Tash, Tobizin's Cape
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Mosque of Salavat Yulayev ©
Mosque of Salavat Yulayev
Salavat Yulaev Monument ©
Salavat Yulaev Monument
Lala Tulpan ©
Lala Tulpan

4
nights
Samara

Samara ©
A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Samara: Samarskaya Luka National Park (in Zhigulevsk) and Park Complex of Equipment History Named After K.G. Sakharov (in Tolyatti). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Samara Embankment, get outside with Tsarev Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Point, and don't miss a visit to Kubychev Square.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Samara trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ufa to Samara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ufa to Samara is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Samara

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Samarskaya Luka National Park, Park Complex of Equipment History Named After K.G. Sakharov
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Stalin's Bunker ©
Stalin's Bunker