60 days in Southern District Itinerary

60 days in Southern District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern District attractions planner

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Elista
— 3 nights
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Astrakhan
— 7 nights
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Volgograd
— 8 nights
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Rostov-on-Don
— 8 nights
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Taganrog
— 6 nights
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Krasnodar
— 9 nights
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Anapa
— 4 nights
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Gelendzhik
— 4 nights
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Sochi
— 10 nights
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Elista

— 3 nights
Elista is the capital city of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia. Explore hidden gems such as Buddha Shakyamuni Golden Abode and Old Hurul/ Buddist Tample. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Pagoda Seven Days, don't miss a visit to Alistinskaya Stupa of Enlightenment, take in the exciting artwork at Kalmykia State Art Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Ekho.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Elista trip itinerary site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Elista is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Elista due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Elista to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Astrakhan.

Things to do in Elista

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Astrakhan

— 7 nights
Astrakhan is a city in southern Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. Head to Market Selenskiye Isady and Astrakhan Dogadina Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of the Assumption and City Embankment. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Souvenir Salon U Prechistenskikh Vorot, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Lady with the Dog, examine the collection at G. Tetyushinova's Merchant House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Astrakhan State Nature Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Astrakhan online road trip planner.

Drive from Elista to Astrakhan in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Astrakhan

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 11:

Volgograd

— 8 nights
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Shop till you drop at Volzhskiy Art Gallery and Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Eternal Flame and State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad. Get out of town with these interesting Volgograd side-trips: Volzhsky (Monument to the first tram of the Volzhsky, Volgamoll, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, take a leisurely stroll along Central embankment of Volgograd, make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, and contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Astrakhan to Volgograd in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Astrakhan to Volgograd. While traveling from Astrakhan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Volgograd, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Volgograd

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 19:

Rostov-on-Don

— 8 nights

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.
Head to Shopping and entertainment center Zolotoi Vavilon and Semikarakorskaya Ceramics Official Storefor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Open-Air Museum of Railway Equipment and Ascension Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rostov-on-Don: Novocherkassk (Airplane MIG-21, Monument Y.A. Gagarin, &more) and Azov (Azov Historical Archeological and Paleontological Museum-Reserve & Aleksey Gates). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Wed) at H2O Aquapark. There's still lots to do: walk around Park of Revolution (Park Oktyabrskoii Revolutsii), make a trip to Pushkin Street (Pushkinskaya ulitsa), appreciate the history behind Monument-Obelisk to the Liberators of Rostov, and take in panoramic vistas at Tachanka-Rostovchanka.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rostov-on-Don online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Taganrog.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 27:

Taganrog

— 6 nights
Taganrog is a port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north shore of the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov, several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Taganrog City Art Gallery and Mall Marmelad. Do your shopping at Art Salon ART-BOO-TIK and Central Market. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Chekhov's Shop, get to know the fascinating history of Petrovskaya Street, make a trip to Grecheskaya Street, and see the interesting displays at Anatoly Durov Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Taganrog trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Rostov-on-Don to Taganrog in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Taganrog

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 3:

Krasnodar

— 9 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.
Shop till you drop at Gallery Krasnodar Shopping Mall and 7 Zvezd/7 stars. Step off the beaten path and head to OZ MALL and Galitskogo Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Krasnodar: Goryachy Klyuch (Rock Cock & Dante Gorge). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Krasnaya Ploshhad Shopping Mall, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, appreciate the history behind Monument Shurik and Lidochka, and admire the natural beauty at Chistyakovskiy Grove Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Krasnodar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Taganrog to Krasnodar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Anapa.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 12:

Anapa

— 4 nights
Like many other destinations in the Black Sea region, Anapa remains under the radar for most foreign travelers, despite its popularity among Russian families.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chateau Tamagne and White Square Art Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lighthouse and Crimean Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Anapa: Abrau-Dyurso Zavod Shampanskikh Vin (in Abrau-Durso), Lermontov House-Museum (in Taman) and Lake Abrau (in Novorossiysk). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Fountain, get great views at Staircase 800 Stairs, and get engrossed in the history at Gorgippiya Anapa Archeological Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anapa holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Krasnodar to Anapa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Anapa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Anapa

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Gelendzhik

— 4 nights
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Head to Glass Workshop and Gallery Belaya Loshadfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Embankment of Admiral Serebryakov and White Bride Sculpture. Venture out of the city with trips to Novorossiysk (Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum & Malaya Zemlja V Novorossijske Memorial Complex). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gelendzhik Historical Local Lore Museum, don't miss a visit to Monument Tourist, enjoy the sea views from Gelendzhik Casement Lighthouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sail Rock.

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

Drive from Anapa to Gelendzhik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Gelendzhik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Sochi.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:

Sochi

— 10 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adler Market and Moremall. For shopping fun, head to A.A.S. Tree Plastique Art Gallery or Dary Krasnoi Polyany. Take a break from Sochi with a short trip to 33 Waterfalls in Bolshoy Kichmay, about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sochi Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park, ponder the design of The Singing Fountains, take in the dramatic scenery at Agura Waterfalls, and take in the waterfront at Marine Passenger Terminal.

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Drive from Gelendzhik to Sochi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Sochi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 30:

Southern District travel guide

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Parks · Landmarks · Monuments
Stretching mostly over the steppe bordering on the Black and the Caspian Sea, Southern District offers diverse tourist attractions. Choose from ancient ruins, picturesque Orthodox cathedrals, elegant mosques, and open-air museums, as well as grand monuments of the Bolshevik Revolution and Socialist Realism. Nature lovers can enjoy wildlife preserves, city gardens, and colorful arboretums. The "Russian Riviera" boasts seaside resorts with waters that are warm and swimmable well into October, while the Caucasus Mountains are home to ski resorts. World War II history buffs should not miss the city of Volgograd: the hill above the city once known as Stalingrad was the site of one of the bloodiest and deadliest battles in history--the Battle of Stalingrad. The colossal memorial complex and enormous panoramic painting of the battle commemorate this dramatic event.