23 days in Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

23 days in Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Gelendzhik side-trips: Novorossiysk (Lake Abrau, The Gallery of Artists Association of Russia, &more) and Abrau-Durso (Fountain Tsar Butylka Shampanskogo, Art Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Gelendzhik Embankment, appreciate the history behind Monument Ensemble Line of Defense, don't miss a visit to Monument Tourist, and take a tour of Monument to Perished on the Ship Admiral Nakhimov.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gelendzhik road trip planning app.

Phoenix, USA to Gelendzhik is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Phoenix to Gelendzhik due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in January: highs in Gelendzhik hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Sochi.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Novorossiysk, Kabardinka
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The Old  Park Cultural Center ©
The Old Park Cultural Center
Gelendzhik Embankment ©
Gelendzhik Embankment
Safari Park ©
Safari Park


Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for parks, winter sports, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, get outside with Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex, don't miss a visit to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, and stroll around Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sochi attractions website.

You can drive from Gelendzhik to Sochi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gelendzhik in January; daily highs in Sochi reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy