17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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Elista
— 3 nights
2
Astrakhan
— 3 nights
3
Makhachkala
— 2 nights
4
Grozny
— 2 nights
5
Mineralnye Vody
— 4 nights

3
nights
Elista

Elista ©
Elista is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Palmov Kalmykia Republican Museum of Local Lore, then admire the local landmark of Pagoda Seven Days, then don't miss a visit to Buddha Shakyamuni Golden Abode, and finally make a trip to Old Hurul/ Buddist Tample. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Ostap Bender Monument, make a trip to City Chess, make a trip to Alistinskaya Stupa of Enlightenment, then pause for some photo ops at Monument End and Return, and finally don't miss a visit to Buddhist temple “Gedden Sheddup Choikorling”.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Elista trip itinerary planning app.

Porto, Portugal to Elista is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Porto in February; daily highs in Elista reach 0°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Astrakhan.

Things to do in Elista

Museums · Historic Sites
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Pagoda Seven Days ©
Pagoda Seven Days
City Chess ©
City Chess
Ostap Bender Monument ©
Ostap Bender Monument

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nights
Astrakhan

Astrakhan ©
Astrakhan is a city in southern Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. Astrakhan is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Astrakhan Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Nikolsky Temple Gate, see the interesting displays at G. Tetyushinova's Merchant House, and view the masterpieces at Astrakhan Dogadina Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Astrakhan trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Elista to Astrakhan takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Makhachkala.

Things to do in Astrakhan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Astrakhan Kremlin ©
Astrakhan Kremlin
G. Tetyushinova's Merchant House ©
G. Tetyushinova's Merchant House
Astrakhan Dogadina Art Gallery ©
Astrakhan Dogadina Art Gallery

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nights
Makhachkala

Makhachkala ©
Makhachkala is the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. Makhachkala is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Dagestan Museum of Fine Art, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Makhach Dakhadayev, make a trip to Makhachkala Grand Mosque, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Makhachkala trip site.

Getting from Astrakhan to Makhachkala by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Astrakhan in February, with highs in Makhachkala at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grozny.

Things to do in Makhachkala

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khalilova Park
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Dagestan Museum of Fine Art ©
Dagestan Museum of Fine Art

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nights
Grozny

Grozny ©
Grozny is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aimani Kadyrova Mosque, walk around The Flower Park, don't miss a visit to Heart of Chechnya - Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, then make a trip to State Gallery named after A. A. Kadyrov, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Chechen Republic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum Dondi Yurt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Archangel Michael, and then make a trip to Makhmud Esambayev Avenue.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grozny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Makhachkala to Grozny takes 3 hours. Traveling from Makhachkala to Grozny, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Makhachkala in February since evenings lows in Grozny dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mineralnye Vody.

Things to do in Grozny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Aimani Kadyrova Mosque, Museum Dondi Yurt
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Heart of Chechnya - Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque ©
Heart of Chechnya - Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque
National Museum of Chechen Republic ©
National Museum of Chechen Republic
Museum Dondi Yurt ©
Museum Dondi Yurt

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nights
Mineralnye Vody

Mineralnye Vody ©
Explore Mineralnye Vody's surroundings by going to Mt Beshtau (in Zheleznovodsk), Tersk Stud Farm (in Novotersky) and Holy Dormition Monastery (in Lermontov).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mineralnye Vody online vacation planner.

You can drive from Grozny to Mineralnye Vody in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grozny to Mineralnye Vody, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Mineralnye Vody can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mineralnye Vody

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Zheleznovodsk, Tersk Stud Farm, Holy Dormition Monastery
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Mt Beshtau ©
Mt Beshtau
Zheleznaya Mountain ©
Zheleznaya Mountain
Tersk Stud Farm ©
Tersk Stud Farm