6 days in Kazan & Sochi Itinerary

6 days in Kazan & Sochi Itinerary

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6 days in Kazan & Sochi Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, then wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, then examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kazan road trip planner .

Pune, India to Kazan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December in Kazan, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

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

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 29th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Sovarium and then get outside with Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, explore the striking landscape at Akhshtyrskaya Cave, then ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and finally explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sochi trip planner .

Fly from Kazan to Sochi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Sochi is much hotter than Kazan - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©

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