9 days in Nizhny Novgorod & Moscow Itinerary

9 days in Nizhny Novgorod & Moscow Itinerary

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9 days in Nizhny Novgorod & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Bologna

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
You've added Gorkovskiy Museume of Locomotives, Radiophysics Museum, Museum of Experiments, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' and Spaso-Staroyarmarochny Cathedral. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture the Funny Goat.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod road trip planning app .

Bologna, Italy to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Nizhny Novgorod is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bologna in August, with highs in Nizhny Novgorod at 27°C and lows at 15°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Radiophysics Museum ©
Radiophysics Museum

5
nights
Moscow

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
You've added Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka, Lenin's Mausoleum, Izmailovsky Market, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as St. Basil's Cathedral and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Krutitskoe Podvorye and Tropinin Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, contemplate the long history of Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery, wander the streets of Complex of Residential Houses at Oktyabrskoye Field, and get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Square.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip planner .

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Krutitskoe Podvorye ©
Krutitskoe Podvorye

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