6 days in Kazan, Cheboksary & Nizhny Novgorod Itinerary

6 days in Kazan, Cheboksary & Nizhny Novgorod Itinerary

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6 days in Kazan, Cheboksary & Nizhny Novgorod Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  5​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: St. Petersburg


Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kayum Nasyri's Museum, The National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, Agricultural Palace, and other attractions.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip builder website .

St. Petersburg to Kazan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in December; daily highs in Kazan reach -5°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cheboksary.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque


Cheboksary ©
Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes House of Merchant Zeleyshhikov, Church of the Resurrection, Red Square, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Chuvash National Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard Merchant Efremov, see the interesting displays at Beer Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Resurrection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vvedenskiy Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheboksary trip planner .

Drive from Kazan to Cheboksary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Cheboksary is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Cheboksary

Historic Sites Museums
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Vvedenskiy Cathedral ©
Vvedenskiy Cathedral
Chuvash National Museum ©
Chuvash National Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street as well as The Sirotkin's House. On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and then explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin.

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You can take a bus from Cheboksary to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cheboksary to Nizhny Novgorod, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky ©
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin