4 days in Nizhny Novgorod & Kazan Itinerary

4 days in Nizhny Novgorod & Kazan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kazan
Train + Fly:  6 h
1
Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Kazan
— 2 nights
End: Kazan

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Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the striking features of State Bank, then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and then get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod journey builder tool.

Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 4- hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools

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nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kazan Kremlin as well as Museum of Soviet Life. On the 25th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. On the next day, make a trip to Kazan Family Center/ Viewpoint, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Life, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally look for gifts at Chak-Chak STORE.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kazan day trip tool.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -11°C in Kazan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

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