60 days in Volga District Itinerary

60 days in Volga District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Volga District travel planner
Travel Warning: Security Concerns   More Info ©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Nizhny Novgorod
— 8 nights
Drive
2
Diveyevo
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Cheboksary
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Bolgar
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ulyanovsk
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Tolyatti
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Samara
— 7 nights
Drive
8
Saratov
— 6 nights
Fly
9
Perm
— 7 nights
Drive
10
Izhevsk
— 5 nights
Drive
11
Kazan
— 8 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Nizhny Novgorod — 8 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fedorovsky Embankment and Museum Samovarov. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and Russian Museum of Photography. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nizhny Novgorod: Gorodets (Museum Gorodets Spice-Cake & The Children's Museum at Kupecheskoy). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and take an in-depth tour of Gorkovskiy Museume of Locomotives.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod travel itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Nizhny Novgorod. June in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Diveyevo.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 9:

Diveyevo — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy. Get a sense of the local culture at Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench and Spring of Saint Panteleimon. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh (in Vyezdnoye), Arzamas (St. Nicholas Convent, Resurrection Cathedral, &more) and Church of the Holy Righteous Job (in Sarov).

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Diveyevo road trip website.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Diveyevo by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cheboksary.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Cheboksary — 4 nights

Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scientific and Technical Museum of History of A Tractor and Settlement Kugesi Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Chuvash National Museum and Iyoshkin Cat Sculpture. Get out of town with these interesting Cheboksary side-trips: Yoshkar-Ola (Brugge Embankment, Saint Peter and Fevroniya Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Memorial Park Pobeda, appreciate the history behind Monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Archangel Michael Church, and don't miss a visit to Monument Materi - Pokrovitelnitse.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cheboksary attractions planner.

You can drive from Diveyevo to Cheboksary in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Samara Standard Time (SAMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bolgar.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Bolgar — 2 nights

On the 18th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bolgar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at East Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Black Chamber, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Abraham Church, then see the interesting displays at Tetushsky Local History Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to 960-kg Beluga Caught in the Volga River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bolgar online trip builder.

You can drive from Cheboksary to Bolgar in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cheboksary to Bolgar. In June in Bolgar, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ulyanovsk.
more
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Ulyanovsk — 4 nights

Ulyanovsk is a city and the administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Volga River 893km east of Moscow. Get a sense of the local culture at State Historical and Memorial Museum of Lenin's Homeland and V. Lenin's House Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of the Civil Aviation History and Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk Fire Safety Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum V.I. Lenin, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ascension Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum a.A. Plastova, and appreciate the history behind A monument to Karl Marx.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulyanovsk holiday website.

Traveling by car from Bolgar to Ulyanovsk takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tolyatti.
more
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Tolyatti — 4 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Park Complex of Equipment History Named After K.G. Sakharov and Tekhnicheskiy Muzey OAO Avtovaz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Syzran Kreml and Tatishchev Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tolyatti: City Exhibition Hall. House of Chernukhin (in Syzran), Zhigulevsk (Church in Honor of Our Lady of Vladimir & The Church of St. Ioann of Kronstadt) and Holy Trinity Church (in Tashla).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tolyatti trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Ulyanovsk to Tolyatti by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ulyanovsk to Tolyatti due to the time zone difference. In June in Tolyatti, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Samara.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Samara — 7 nights

A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Volga Region Museum of Railway Machinery and Stalin's Bunker. Galileo Park and A. Shiryayevets's House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Samara with a short trip to Motorworld by V. Sheyanov in Petra Dubrava, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Square Aleksandra Pushkina, appreciate the history behind Sculptural Composition Barge Haulers on the Volga, examine the collection at Modernist Style Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Samara online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tolyatti to Samara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saratov.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 4:

Saratov — 6 nights

Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Step off the beaten path and head to Saratov State Museum of Military Glory and Park Pobedy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saratov State Art Museum of A.N. Radishhev and K. Fedin's State Museum. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Memorial Complex Shadoof, stroll around Park Lipki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duhososhestvenskiy Cathedral, and examine the collection at Saratov Regional Local Lore Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saratov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Samara to Saratov takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Samara to Saratov, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Samara in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Saratov, with lows of 20°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Perm.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 10:

Perm — 7 nights

A busy industrial center straddling the banks of the Kama River, the sprawling city of Perm sits at the western foothills of the Ural Mountains.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Khokhlovka Architectural and Ethnographic Museum and Belogorsky Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Perm State Art Gallery and Motovilikhinskiy Plant History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perm: The Memorial Reserve Museum of the History of Political Repression Perm-36 (in Kuchino), Lysva (Church of St. John the Evangelist & Lysva Museum of Hard Hats) and Kungur (Church of St. Nicholas, Kungurskaya Cave, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Rotunda, examine the collection at N. Slavyanov's House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Perm Local History Museum, and appreciate the history behind Permyak - the Salty Ears.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perm holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saratov to Perm takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Saratov in July, things will get little chillier in Perm: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Izhevsk.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 17:

Izhevsk — 5 nights

Izhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, located along the Izh River in the Western Urals. Get some cultural insight at M. Kalashnikov Small Arm's Museum Exhibition Complex and Ludorvai Architectural and Ethnographic Memorial Museum Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial Estate of P.I. Tchaikovsky and St. Michael's Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Votkinsk Museum of Local Lore in Votkinsk (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Izhmash Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Udmurt Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Izhik - the Mascot of Izhevsk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Izhevsk trip planning app.

Getting from Perm to Izhevsk by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Perm to Izhevsk due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Kazan.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

Kazan — 8 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Holy Trinity Church and Museum of Soviet Life. Kazan Kremlin and Natural History of Tatarstan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, Island Sviyazhsk Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, explore the world behind art at Center Hermitage-Kazan, and view the masterpieces at Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Izhevsk to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 30:

Volga District travel guide

4.3
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.
more