30 days in Republic of Tatarstan Itinerary

30 days in Republic of Tatarstan Itinerary

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Kazan
— 18 nights
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Naberezhnye Chelny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Almetyevsk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chistopol
— 1 night
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Bolgar
— 3 nights
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Kazan — 18 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Temple of All Religions has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Sviyazhsk (Monument to Victims of Political Repression, Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, &more) and Raifa (Sofia Church, Trinity Cathedral, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Tue) at Riviera Aquapark. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and shop like a local with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kazan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Kazan, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get a bit cooler in Kazan: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naberezhnye Chelny.
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Naberezhnye Chelny — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Naberezhnye Chelny: Yelabuga (N. A. Durova's Memorial Estate, Yelabuga State Historical Architechtural and Art Museum and Reserve, &more) and Nizhnekamsk (Central Mosque, Baklazhan AntiCafe, &more).

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Naberezhnye Chelny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kazan to Naberezhnye Chelny in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Naberezhnye Chelny are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Almetyevsk.
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Almetyevsk — 2 nights

Almetyevsk is a city in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Zay River (Kama's tributary) 265km southeast of Kazan. On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Park Shamsinur, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaskad Prudov, then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Panorama, and finally engage your brain at Technorama Museum of Science and Technology. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Great Patriotic War and then stroll around City Park of 60 Years Anniversary of Tatarstan Oil.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Almetyevsk road trip website.

You can drive from Naberezhnye Chelny to Almetyevsk in 2 hours. November in Almetyevsk sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chistopol.
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Chistopol — 1 night

Chistopol is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Kuybyshev Reservoir, on the Kama River. On the 8th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Old Mills, get engrossed in the history at Pasternak Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nur Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at District Town Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chistopol online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Almetyevsk to Chistopol in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bolgar.
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Bolgar — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Tetyushi (Watchtower on the bank of the Volga, Monument to 960-kg Beluga Caught in the Volga River, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Abraham Church, admire the striking features of Black Chamber, contemplate the long history of Small Prayer Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at East Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bolgar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Chistopol to Bolgar by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bolgar are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Republic of Tatarstan travel guide

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A nation within a nation, Republic of Tatarstan is home to about 5 million Tatars--Russia's largest ethnic minority. Rich in oil and natural gas, the republic spreads across the central part of the vast East European Plain, some 800 km (500 mi) east of Moscow. Often overlooked by foreign visitors passing through this part of the world, Tatarstan remains one of the world's secret gems, pleasantly surprising travelers with its rich cultural and architectural heritage. Begin your Tatarstani adventure with a guided tour of the republic's thriving capital city of Kazan, the center of Tatar culture and home to the largest mosque in Russia.
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