try the three-layer pancakes Comandelna . grab the ear of the famous Joschka cat. . dive into freezing lakes . embrace the century-old oak tree with which the rebel Yemelyan Pugachev watched Kazan burn. . mari . to find out why a monument to the Prince of Monaco was erected in Yoshkar-Ola. . ... ...and more! . . .

Weekend Road Trip from Kazan

Incredible beauty near Kazan, the luxurious nature of Mari El is a mini-journey to natural attractions spiced with a pinch of national flavor and cultural experiences. The scenario is suitable for travel at any time of year, but you should be aware of the weather, as it is assumed a lot of hiking (including outdoors). With a few exceptions, all mentioned objects are always available - it is worth considering only the days of the week. The journey does not cost a penny: more than half of the locations are free to visit. Everything as we like: beautiful, cheap and informative!

Weekend Road Trip from Kazan

3 days itinerary by Marina Voronchikhina - History and Culture - Car, 2 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: History and Culture

Day 1: Kazan- Blue lakes- Raifa planetarium- Yoshkar-Ola.

This day will be full of adventures and trips to unusual places that are located near Kazan. We will explore some of them, and in the evening we will go to Yoshkar-Ola, where we will stay overnight.
Visiting: Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan’, Sadovyy, Mestechko Raifa, Aysha, Observatoriya

Day 2: Yoshkar-Ola: capital of churches, unusual monuments and smiling cats.

The second day we will fully spend in Yoshkar-Ola, the capital of the Republic of Mari El. Once little-known backwater town in the last five years experiencing a real tourist boom. This is because Yoshkar-Ola has become an open-air museum of architectural replicas.
Visiting: Yoshkar-Ola

Day 3: Mari Chaudra National Park: forest paths, rough rivers, ancient oaks

Early in the morning we leave Yoshkar-Ola to learn about the life of the Mari people in the ethno park, breathe air in pine forests and drink healing water from springs. Dress comfortably in the weather as well: you will have to walk a lot in the open air. We'll have dinner in Kazan, so you won't be late and rent a car on time.
Visiting: Yoshkar-Ola, Kazan’, Klenovaya Gora, Emekovo, Kim, Korta, Krasnogorskiy