15 days in Rostov-on-Don & Donetsk Oblast Itinerary

15 days in Rostov-on-Don & Donetsk Oblast Itinerary

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Gates to the Caucasus

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Ferris Wheel Odno Nebo, then don't miss a visit to Pushkin Street (Pushkinskaya ulitsa), and then appreciate the history behind Monument Builder.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rostov-on-Don travel route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Rostov-on-Don is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for colder days in Rostov-on-Don, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Donetsk.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Theme Parks
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Donetsk, Ukraine

— 11 nights

City of a Million Roses

Located on the banks of the Kalmius River, Donetsk sits as the center of Ukraine's industrial region, which developed as a result of the country's coal industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Donetsk: Cretaceous rocks of Belokuzminovka (in Kramatorsk), Mariupol City Garden (in Mariupol) and Makiivka (The Art and Local Lore Museum of Makiivka & Lenin Square). There's much more to do: stroll around Park of Forged Figures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Peter and Fevronia, look and learn at Donetsk Planetarium, and pause for some photo ops at Donbass Liberators Memorial complex.

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You can drive from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Donetsk. You will leave for Rostov-on-Don on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Donetsk

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Gates to the Caucasus

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rostov-on-Don attractions planner.

You can drive from Donetsk to Rostov-on-Don in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Donetsk to Rostov-on-Don, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

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Donetsk Oblast travel guide

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Parks · Monuments · Sacred & Religious Sites
Largely industrial in character, Donetsk Oblast represents one of the country's major coal-mining regions. An extensive urban sprawl accommodates the area's 4.5 million residents, earning it the title of Ukraine's most populated oblast. Stalinism has left a lasting mark here, with towering communist blocks dominating urban skylines. In Donetsk, the regional capital, the towers are interrupted by sizeable flowerbeds of roses, considered one of the city's trademarks. Parks and a few museums provide the bulk of attractions. The region hosts few international tourists and English is not widely spoken, so it is a good idea to come equipped with some Russian phrases.