11 days in North Caucasian District Itinerary

11 days in North Caucasian District Itinerary

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11 days in North Caucasian District Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
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Nizhny Arkhyz
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Stavropol
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kislovodsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Terskol
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Vladikavkaz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Makhachkala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Derbent
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Munich

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Nizhny Arkhyz

Nizhny Arkhyz
On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to South Еemple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Face, see the sky in a new way at The Special Astrophysical Observatory, then explore the ancient world of Stone Statue the Turk Soldier, then make a trip to The Face of Christ in Arhyz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Middle Zelenchuk Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nizhny Arkhyz online itinerary planner .

Munich, Germany to Nizhny Arkhyz is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Samara Time is 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stavropol.

Things to do in Nizhny Arkhyz

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Stavropol

Stavropol ©
Stavropol is a city and the administrative center of Stavropol Krai, Russia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, shop like a local with Art Gallery of Landscapes of the Honored Artist of Russia P. M. Grechishkin, identify plant and animal life at Cold Springs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, then shop like a local with Parshin Art Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Stavropol Regional Museum of The Fine Arts.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Stavropol journey planning site .

You can drive from Nizhny Arkhyz to Stavropol in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Nizhny Arkhyz to Stavropol, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Stavropol are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kislovodsk.

Things to do in Stavropol

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cold Springs ©
Cold Springs
Parshin Art Gallery ©
Parshin Art Gallery

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Kislovodsk

Kislovodsk ©
Kislovodsk is a spa city in Stavropol Krai, Russia, in the North Caucasus region of Russia which is located between the Black and Caspian Seas. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Bermamyt Plateau, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Healer Panteleimon, then trek along Mt Beshtau, and finally pause for some photo ops at Pyatigorsk Necropolis. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Krepost Local History Museum, examine the collection at Kislovodsk Museum of Local History "Fortress", then learn more about the world around you at Insects Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour Cathedral, and finally take a peaceful walk through Narzan Valley.

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

Traveling by car from Stavropol to Kislovodsk takes 3 hours. March in Kislovodsk sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Terskol.

Things to do in Kislovodsk

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyatigorsk, Narzan Valley, Bermamyt Plateau, Mt Beshtau
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Mt Beshtau ©
Mt Beshtau
Insects Museum ©
Insects Museum

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Terskol

Terskol ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Cheget Observatory, explore the striking landscape at Urochishhe Dzhily-Su, look for all kinds of wild species at Polyana Narzanov, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Adyr-Su Gorge, then see the interesting displays at Prielbrusye Defense Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Azau.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Terskol day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kislovodsk to Terskol takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Georgia Time (GET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Kislovodsk in March, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Terskol: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Vladikavkaz.

Things to do in Terskol

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Baksan Valley
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Mt. Elbrus ©
Mt. Elbrus

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Vladikavkaz

Vladikavkaz ©
Vladikavkaz is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Statue Saint George Is Coming Out Off The Rock, explore the stunning scenery at Alagir Canyon, pause for some photo ops at Glory Monument, then see the interesting displays at Academic Russian Theatre Vakhtangov, then head outdoors with Kurtat Gorge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Arkhonskiy Mountain Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at North Osetia Republican Art Museum (N.A. Tuganov), get engrossed in the history at General Pliev House Museum, then don't miss a visit to City of the Dead, and finally admire the sheer force of Midagrabinskoye Ushhelye.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vladikavkaz journey maker app .

You can drive from Terskol to Vladikavkaz in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Terskol in March, you will find days in Vladikavkaz are a bit warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Makhachkala.

Things to do in Vladikavkaz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Alagirsky District, Dargavs
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Academic Russian Theatre Vakhtangov ©
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
City of the Dead ©
City of the Dead

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Makhachkala

Makhachkala ©
Makhachkala is the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, make a trip to Makhachkala Grand Mosque, explore the world behind art at Dagestan Museum of Fine Art, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Rasul Gamzatov, then hike along Tarki-Tau, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Makhachkala City History.

Plan trip to Makhachkala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Vladikavkaz to Makhachkala takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vladikavkaz to Makhachkala due to the time zone difference. March in Makhachkala sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Derbent.

Things to do in Makhachkala

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Dagestan Museum of Fine Art ©
Dagestan Museum of Fine Art
Makhachkala Grand Mosque ©
Makhachkala Grand Mosque

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Derbent

Derbent ©
Derbent, formerly romanized as Derbend, is a city in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located on the Caspian Sea, north of the Azerbaijani border. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of The Intercession, see the interesting displays at Museum of Carpet, Arts and Crafts, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of World Culture and Religion History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Derbent Dzhuma-Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Architectural Complex Citadel Naryn-Kala.

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You can drive from Makhachkala to Derbent in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Derbent can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Derbent

Historic Sites Museums
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Derbent Dzhuma-Mosque ©
Derbent Dzhuma-Mosque
Museum of Carpet, Arts and Crafts ©
Museum of Carpet, Arts and Crafts