30 days in Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

30 days in Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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30 days in Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Sochi
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gelendzhik
— 16 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Verona

13
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, theme parks, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, have fun at Iceberg Skating Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sochi online journey planner .

Verona, Italy to Sochi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Verona to Sochi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Verona in July, you will find days in Sochi are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©

16
nights
Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Explore Gelendzhik's surroundings by going to Abrau-Durso (Durso Beach, Historical Complex Abrau-Durso, & more) and Novorossiysk (Embankment of Admiral Serebryakov, Cherkesskoye Canyon, & more). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Gelendzhik Embankment, stroll around The Old Park Cultural Center, cool off at Zolotaya Bukhta Water Park, and find something for the whole family at Safari Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gelendzhik trip builder .

You can drive from Sochi to Gelendzhik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Gelendzhik sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Novorossiysk, Kabardinka
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The Old  Park Cultural Center ©
The Old Park Cultural Center
Gelendzhik Embankment ©
Gelendzhik Embankment
Safari Park ©
Safari Park