Volgograd is located 1000 km from Moscow, in the Lower Volga Region in steppe and semidesert areas. The city spreads out on the right (west) bank of the Volga River. The Volga River, the longest river in Europe (3500 km), falls into the Caspian Sea 500 km to the south of Volgograd.
The climate in Volgograd is moderately continental with mild cold winters and hot summers. The hottest months are considered to be July and August (average temperature is 23 °C). The coldest month is February (average temperature is 6 °C). Autumn and spring temperatures fluctuate sharply.
The best time to travel in Volgograd is April/May and September/October, when it doesn't rain and temperature is nice and pleasant.