11 days in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

11 days in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nizhny Novgorod Oblast travel route planner

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Nizhny Novgorod
— 6 nights
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Diveyevo
— 4 nights
Drive to Nizhny Novgorod Strigino International Airport, Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport

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Nizhny Novgorod

— 6 nights

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, admire the striking features of State Bank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod day trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Diveyevo

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Diveyevo side-trips: Vyksa (Iversky Women's Monastery, Estate-Industrial Complex Batashevyh-Shepelevyh, &more) and Arzamas (Arzamas Museum of Art and History, Museum of Russian Patriarchate (branch NGIAMZ in Arzamas), &more).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Diveyevo trip planning website.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Diveyevo in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nizhny Novgorod Oblast travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Known worldwide for its long tradition of producing wooden "matryoshka" dolls, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast occupies the heart of European Russia. Its history and economic development inextricably linked to the Volga and the Oka Rivers, the region became a major trading and transportation center with the founding of its eponymous capital in the 13th century. The city of Nizhny, as the locals call it for short, remains one of the country's undiscovered gems despite a rich cultural heritage and laid-back atmosphere. The region's other notable attractions include age-old monasteries, modern ski resorts, sprawling biosphere reserves, and elegant country estates.