44 days in Russia Itinerary

44 days in Russia Itinerary

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Saratov
— 1 night
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Krasnodar
— 28 nights
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Pyatigorsk
— 4 nights
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Terskol
— 8 nights
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Saratov

— 1 night
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. To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saratov travel route planner.

Izhevsk to Saratov is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Saratov can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Saratov

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Krasnodar

— 28 nights
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Safari Park and The Solnechny Ostrov (Sunny Island) Park. Get in touch with nature at Monument to Kuban Cossacks and Dante Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Krasnodar: Maykop and Adygea Diocese of The Russian Orthodox Church (in Yablonovskiy), Goryachy Klyuch (Spring of the Healer Panteleimon, Chapel of the Iberian Icon of the Mother of God, &more) and Maykop (State Museum of Oriental Art & Adygea Republican Museum of Local Lore). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Catherine the Great, buy something for everyone on your list at Krasnaya Ploshhad Shopping Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catherine's Cathedral, and stroll around Galitskogo Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Krasnodar trip planner.

Getting from Saratov to Krasnodar by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pyatigorsk.

Things to do in Krasnodar

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Pyatigorsk

— 4 nights
Visiting Proval Lake and Red Rocks will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Kislovodsk National Park and Narzannaya Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Pyatigorsk side-trips: Kislovodsk (Mountain Ring, Flower Calendar, &more).

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You can drive from Krasnodar to Pyatigorsk in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pyatigorsk are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Terskol.

Things to do in Pyatigorsk

Parks · Nature · Spas

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Terskol

— 8 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Elbrus and Ullu Tau Mountain. Attractions like Chegem Canyon and Verhnyaya Balkariya Tourisr Complex make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Terskol: Shoaninskiy Temple (in Karachaevsk) and Gedmish Waterfalls (in Nalchik).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Terskol online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pyatigorsk to Terskol takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Pyatigorsk in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Terskol: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Terskol

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Russia travel guide

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Elbrussky District travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
Elbrussky District is an administrative and a municipal district, one of the ten in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, Russia. It is located in the western and southwestern parts of the republic. The area of the district is 1850.43km2. Its administrative center is the town of Tyrnyauz. As of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 36,260, with the population of Tyrnyauz accounting for 57.9% of that number.Administrative and municipal statusWithin the framework of administrative divisions, Elbrussky District is one of the ten in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and has administrative jurisdiction over one town (Tyrnyauz) and ten rural localities. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Elbrussky Municipal District. The town of Tyrnyauz is incorporated as an urban settlement and the ten rural localities are incorporated into six rural settlements within the municipal district. The town of Tyrnyauz serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district.

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