60 days in Urals District Itinerary

60 days in Urals District Itinerary

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Yekaterinburg
— 8 nights
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Magnitogorsk
— 5 nights
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Chelyabinsk
— 7 nights
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Tyumen
— 7 nights
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Yalutorovsk
— 1 night
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Tobolsk
— 5 nights
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Khanty-Mansiysk
— 4 nights
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Surgut
— 6 nights
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Nizhnevartovsk
— 4 nights
Fly to Koltsovo Airport, Drive to Alapaevsk
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Alapaevsk
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Tagil
— 6 nights
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Verkhoturye
— 2 nights
Drive to Koltsovo Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Yekaterinburg

— 8 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House and Vodonapornaya Bashnya Na Plotinke Museum. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of St. Alexander of the Neva and Wonder Park Galileo. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church on the Blood, examine the collection at Nevyanskaya Icon Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of Stone-Cutting and Jeweler Art, and get a new perspective on nature at Nature Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Yekaterinburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Yekaterinburg are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Magnitogorsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Magnitogorsk

— 5 nights
Magnitogorsk is an industrial city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the eastern side of the extreme southern extent of the Ural Mountains by the Ural River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magnitogorsk Local Lore Museum and Magnitogorsk Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Ascension and Ski center Metallurg-Magnitogorsk. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lermontov, walk around Ecological Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Nicholas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Magnitogorsk trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yekaterinburg to Magnitogorsk. In June in Magnitogorsk, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chelyabinsk.

Things to do in Magnitogorsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Chelyabinsk

— 7 nights

Tank City

The industrial city of Chelyabinsk has a markedly Soviet feel, but is a great destination for exploring mountain life in Russia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eternal Flame and Saint George Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Royal Passion Bearers and Sacred Simeonovsky Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chelyabinsk: Miass (Natural Scientific Museum of the Ilmen State Reserve, Ski resort Sun Valley ( Solnechanya Dolina), &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of The Southern Ural Railroad, admire the striking features of Residential House Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and contemplate the long history of Water Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chelyabinsk trip planner.

Drive from Magnitogorsk to Chelyabinsk in 4 hours. In June in Chelyabinsk, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tyumen.

Things to do in Chelyabinsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tyumen

— 7 nights

Capital of Villages

The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Get some cultural insight at House-Museum of Grigoriy Rasputin and Holy Trinity Men's Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as The Kolokolnikovs' Estate Museum Complex and Church of the Saviour. Step out of Tyumen with an excursion to Historical and Cultural Center Kazanskiy in Pokrovskoye--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Masharov's House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Archangel Michael Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Gilevskaya Grove, and contemplate the waterfront views at Embankment of Tura River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tyumen road trip site.

Getting from Chelyabinsk to Tyumen by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yalutorovsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yalutorovsk

— 1 night
Yalutorovsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located on the Tobol River 75km southeast of Tyumen. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Candlemas Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Yalutorovskij Ostrog, and then examine the collection at Yalutorovsky Museum Complex.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yalutorovsk day trip website.

Getting from Tyumen to Yalutorovsk by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Yalutorovsk sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tobolsk.

Things to do in Yalutorovsk

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tobolsk

— 5 nights
Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh Rivers. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tobolsk Historical and Architectural Museum Reserve and Prison Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Governor's Palace Museum and Gubernskiy museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Gostiny Dvor, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tobolsk trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Yalutorovsk to Tobolsk by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Khanty-Mansiysk.

Things to do in Tobolsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Khanty-Mansiysk

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Nature and Man and Ethnographic Open Air Museum Torum Maa. Step off the beaten path and head to State Art Museum and Church of Christ's Resurrection.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Khanty-Mansiysk road trip site.

Drive from Tobolsk to Khanty-Mansiysk in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Khanty-Mansiysk can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Surgut.

Things to do in Khanty-Mansiysk

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Surgut

— 6 nights
Surgut is a city in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located on the Ob River near its junction with the Irtysh River. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surgut Local Lore Museum and Old Surgut Historical and Cultural Center Museum. Get some cultural insight at Severavtodor Bridge Museum and The Church in the Name of the Holy Spirit. Step out of Surgut to go to Nefteyugansk and see Ob River Museum, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at A. Klepikov's Merchant House, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Sterh Gallery of Contemporary Art, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Founders of the City of Surgut.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Surgut trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Khanty-Mansiysk to Surgut by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nizhnevartovsk.

Things to do in Surgut

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nizhnevartovsk

— 4 nights
Nizhnevartovsk is a city in Russia, Khanty-Mansia, that serves as administrative center of Nizhnevartovsk district. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of History of the Russian Life and Church in Honor of St. Nicholas. Explore hidden gems such as Parish Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Alley in the Honor of Aviation Equipment. Step out of Nizhnevartovsk to go to Megion and see National Art Crafts Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity, make a trip to Glory Monument to Nizhnevartovsk Sport, and appreciate the history behind Monument to The Street Cleaner.

Discover how to plan a Nizhnevartovsk trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Surgut to Nizhnevartovsk in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Surgut to Nizhnevartovsk. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Alapaevsk.

Things to do in Nizhnevartovsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Alapaevsk

— 4 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Simeon Compound Novo-Tikhvin Nunnery and Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha Museum-Preserve of Wooden Architecture and Folklore. House-Museum of Chaikovskiy and Verkhnyaya Sinyachikha Local Lore Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Peasant Life Museum (in Koptelovo), Aramashevo (Church of Our Lady of Kazan & Aramashevo Local Lore Museum) and Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha (Monument to Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War & Transfiguration Cathedral).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alapaevsk trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nizhnevartovsk to Alapaevsk. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nizhnevartovsk to Alapaevsk. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nizhny Tagil.

Things to do in Alapaevsk

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nizhny Tagil

— 6 nights
Nizhny Tagil is a city in Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located 25km east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cherepanovy's House and Ural Carriage-Building Plant Museum Complex. Get a sense of the local culture at Local Lore Museum and Cathedral of the Transfiguration. Venture out of the city with trips to Nevyansk (Monument to Peter The Great and Nikita Demidov & Leaning Tower of Nevyansk) and Buddhist Monastery Shad Tchup Ling (in Kachkanar). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum Demidovskaya Dacha, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Resurrection, make a trip to Embankment of Pond of Nizhny Tagil, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lisya Mountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Tagil tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alapaevsk to Nizhny Tagil takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Verkhoturye.

Things to do in Nizhny Tagil

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Verkhoturye

— 2 nights
Verkhoturye is a historical town and the administrative center of Verkhotursky District of Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, located in the middle Ural Mountains on the left bank of the Tura River 306km north of Yekaterinburg. On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Verkhoturskiy Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Protection Monastery, don't miss a visit to Skete Oktai of St. Nicholas Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Cathedral of St. Nicholas Monastery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Temple of All Saints Resplendent in the Siberian Land.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Verkhoturye road trip website.

Getting from Nizhny Tagil to Verkhoturye by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Verkhoturye

Historic Sites · Museums

Urals District travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Simply called "stone" in ancient times, Ural District boasts the country's major mineral resources, such as natural gas, coal, oil, and gold. Stretching along one of the oldest mountains on Earth, on the border of two continents, the district features a magnificent landscape dominated by steppes and forests. Picturesque meadows speckled with daisies cover the lower parts of the mountain slopes. Beyond its splendid nature with protected parks and reserves, ice caves, and hot springs, the district also has much more to offer. The starting point of any trip to the Urals should be Yekaterinburg, a city of museums, theaters, and libraries, as well as some bizarre outdoor sculptures. Among the cultural and historical attractions spread over several small cities are also the ancient Slavic city-observatory, the famous falling tower and an open-air museum of wooden architecture.