23 days in Republic of Tatarstan Itinerary

23 days in Republic of Tatarstan Itinerary

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Kazan
— 7 nights
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Zelenodolsk
— 4 nights
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Bolgar
— 2 nights
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Chistopol
— 1 night
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Almetyevsk
— 2 nights
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Yelabuga
— 4 nights
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Novy Kyrlay
— 2 nights
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Kazan

— 7 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral & Raifa Monastery) and Island Sviyazhsk Museum (in Sviyazhsk). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Fri) at Riviera Aquapark. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kazan. May in Kazan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zelenodolsk.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Zelenodolsk

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zelenodolsk: Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve, &more) and Sviyazhsk (Ioanno-Predtechenskiy Monastyr, The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zelenodolsk trip planner.

Getting from Kazan to Zelenodolsk by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bolgar.

Things to do in Zelenodolsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Bolgar

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Memorial to Adoption of Islam, take in the spiritual surroundings of East Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bolgar Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Monument to 960-kg Beluga Caught in the Volga River, then examine the collection at Tetushsky Local History Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Watchtower on the bank of the Volga. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Black Chamber, then take in the spiritual surroundings of North Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Abraham Church.

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

Traveling by car from Zelenodolsk to Bolgar takes 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bolgar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chistopol.

Things to do in Bolgar

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chistopol

— 1 night
Chistopol is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Kuybyshev Reservoir, on the Kama River. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Old Mills, pause for some photo ops at Obelisk Eternal Flame, get engrossed in the history at Pasternak Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Fighters for Establishment of Soviet Power, then see the interesting displays at District Town Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nur Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Bolgar to Chistopol takes 2 hours. In May in Chistopol, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Almetyevsk.

Things to do in Chistopol

Museums · Historic Sites
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Almetyevsk

— 2 nights
Almetyevsk is a city in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Zay River (Kama's tributary) 265km southeast of Kazan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Memorial to Great Patriotic War, stroll around Park Shamsinur, and then head outdoors with Almetyevsk City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Technorama Museum of Science and Technology, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Panorama, and then stroll around City Park of 60 Years Anniversary of Tatarstan Oil.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Almetyevsk trip planner.

Getting from Chistopol to Almetyevsk by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yelabuga.

Things to do in Almetyevsk

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Yelabuga

— 4 nights
Yelabuga is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the right bank of the Kama River and 200km east from Kazan. Change things up with these side-trips from Yelabuga: Nizhnekamsk (Park Gabdully Tukaya & Ice Dome). There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at City Park Semya, take an in-depth tour of N. A. Durova's Memorial Estate, see the interesting displays at Literary Museum M.I.Tsvetaevoi, and admire the masterpieces at Yelabuga State Historical Architechtural and Art Museum and Reserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yelabuga day trip planner.

Drive from Almetyevsk to Yelabuga in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yelabuga are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Novy Kyrlay.

Things to do in Yelabuga

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Novy Kyrlay

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Thu), get in on the family fun at Kysh Babaya and Kar Kyzy Residence and then get engrossed in the history at Gabdulla Tuqay Memorial Literature Museum. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha.

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Traveling by car from Yelabuga to Novy Kyrlay takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Novy Kyrlay can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Novy Kyrlay

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Republic of Tatarstan travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
A nation within a nation, Republic of Tatarstan is home to about 5 million Tatars--Russia's largest ethnic minority. Rich in oil and natural gas, the republic spreads across the central part of the vast East European Plain, some 800 km (500 mi) east of Moscow. Often overlooked by foreign visitors passing through this part of the world, Tatarstan remains one of the world's secret gems, pleasantly surprising travelers with its rich cultural and architectural heritage. Begin your Tatarstani adventure with a guided tour of the republic's thriving capital city of Kazan, the center of Tatar culture and home to the largest mosque in Russia.