Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia and the capital of the Urals. It is rapidly expanding and attracting more and more visitors who seek to enjoy its cozy parks, architectural masterpieces, and fascinating museums.
The climate in Ekaterinburg is moderately continental, which means that the winter is cold and the summer is hot. It is best to come in August: the hottest part of the summer is past, but the cold hasn’t set in yet, and the streets are festively decorated for City Day. It is nice here in late spring, especially when the apple trees are in bloom.
The easiest way to get to Ekaterinburg is by plane. Aeroflot operates direct flights from Moscow to Koltsovo International Airport. It takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. The Koltsovo Airport is located 15 km from the city center.
The best airfares tend to sell out quickly, so it’s highly recommended that you book your flight in advance. One of the best ways to save money when purchasing an airline ticket is to get a round-trip ticket.