Nizhny Novgorod is a lovely place for a family vacation for those who enjoy outdoor strolls. History lovers can visit some of the city’s museums, such as the Old Machinery and Instruments Museum or the Steam Engine Museum. When planning your visit, keep in mind that the local climate is similar to that of Moscow, but in winter it’s a little colder and in summer a little hotter. You’ll be glad to learn, though, that the city gets more sun than the capital all year round.
The easiest way to get there is by plane: Aeroflot operates 5 daily direct flights from Moscow to Strigino International Airport (18km southwest of the city centre). Flight duration is 1h 15m on average.
The best fares sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance. Another way to save is to buy a return ticket.