30 days in Russian Trans-Urals Itinerary

30 days in Russian Trans-Urals Itinerary

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30 days in Russian Trans-Urals Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  11​h 30​min
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Verona


Chelyabinsk ©
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 Entertaining Sciences Museum Experimentus and Sculpture Levsha Podkovavshiy Blokhu. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Labor and Fighting Glory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pedestrian Street Kirovka, head outdoors with Bystrai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chelyabinsk travel route builder tool .

Verona, Italy to Chelyabinsk is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Yekaterinburg Time is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Verona in July; daily highs in Chelyabinsk reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Magnitogorsk.

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Museum of Retro Cars ©
Museum of Retro Cars
South Ural State University ©
South Ural State University


Magnitogorsk ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Poet Boris Ruchyov's Apartment Museum and Monument to Lermontov. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple of Archangel Michael, walk around Lukomorye Recreation Park, appreciate the history behind Monument to Street Cleaner and Plumber, and examine the collection at Magnitogorsk Local Lore Museum.

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You can drive from Chelyabinsk to Magnitogorsk in 4 hours. In July in Magnitogorsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Satka.

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Magnitogorsk Local Lore Museum ©
Magnitogorsk Local Lore Museum
Monument to Lermontov ©
Monument to Lermontov
The Church of St. Nicholas ©
The Church of St. Nicholas


Satka is a town and the administrative center of Satkinsky District in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the western slope of the Southern Ural Mountains on the bank of the Satka River, 190km from Chelyabinsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historical Natural Complex Porogi and Sonkina Laguna Entertainment Complex. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Kurgazak Cave, head outdoors with Ice Fontain, and explore the striking landscape of National Park Zuratkul.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Satka visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Magnitogorsk to Satka takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2 hour difference. You'll set off for Miass on the 24th (Fri).

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Miass ©
Miass is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located 96km west of Chelyabinsk, on the eastern slope of the Southern Ural Mountains, on the bank of the Miass River. Explore hidden gems such as Otkliknoi Greben and Zlatoust Pond. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miass: Zlatoust (Mountain Kruglitsa, Monument to Anosov, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Turgoyak, explore the ancient world of Megaliths of Vera Island, examine the collection at Natural Scientific Museum of the Ilmen State Reserve, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Grieving Mother.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miass trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Satka to Miass takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Satka to Miass due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Aleksandrovskaya Sopka ©
Aleksandrovskaya Sopka
Taganai National Park ©
Taganai National Park
Church of St. Simeon ©
Church of St. Simeon