3 days in Volga District & Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

3 days in Volga District & Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

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Kazan
— 1 day
Fly
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
Drive
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Vyksa
— 1 night
Drive

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Kazan — 1 day

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, then wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kazan online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kazan. In January, daytime highs in Kazan are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Nizhny Novgorod — 1 night

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): meet the residents at Limpopo Zoo, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then don't miss a visit to State Bank.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vyksa.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Vyksa — 1 night

On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the History of VSW, then see the interesting displays at Estate-Industrial Complex Batashevyh-Shepelevyh, and then admire the striking features of Iversky Women's Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vyksa road trip planning site.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Vyksa by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Volga District travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Encompassing the southeastern part of European Russia, the Volga District has developed around Europe's longest and largest river, aptly called "Mother Volga" and thought of as the lifeblood of the country. Hundreds of historical monuments are set against the picturesque landscape of the lush riverbanks carpeted with coniferous and deciduous woods, flowery meadows, and wheat fields. The best way to experience this enchanting river is from the decks of a river cruise ship. A summer vacation in the Volga District would not be complete without sunbathing on its sandy beaches or taking a dip in its cool waters. The region's ethnic diversity and fusion of cultures and historical eras create a charming urban landscape. The colorful churches of medieval monasteries topped with characteristic onion domes, red brick kremlin walls and towers, and stone cathedrals will take you back to the times of imperial Russia. For a look at more recent Russian history, visit monuments from the Soviet era, such as Stalin's Bunker or the Lenin House Museum.
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Nizhny Novgorod Oblast travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Known worldwide for its long tradition of producing wooden "matryoshka" dolls, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast occupies the heart of European Russia. Its history and economic development inextricably linked to the Volga and the Oka Rivers, the region became a major trading and transportation center with the founding of its eponymous capital in the 13th century. The city of Nizhny, as the locals call it for short, remains one of the country's undiscovered gems despite a rich cultural heritage and laid-back atmosphere. The region's other notable attractions include age-old monasteries, modern ski resorts, sprawling biosphere reserves, and elegant country estates.
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