A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Sochi vs. Brno for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Sochi or Brno?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Sochi or Brno? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Sochi or Brno?


Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi is one of the southernmost major cities in Russia. It is especially busy in the summer when native Russians and international visitors alike come to enjoy the mountainous coastline and sunny beaches. Sochi is also known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and many of the Olympic venues can still be visited today.


Brno is a city in the Czech Republic known for its modernist and baroque buildings, gardens, museums, and churches. There are many monuments and cultural features especially related to the city's Moravian history, like the Moravian Museum and Moravian Gallery. It is also uniquely located between a landscape of South Moravian Vineyards and northern Moravian Karst topography.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Czech Republic, and The Best Adventure Tours to Czech Republic.

Which place is cheaper, Brno or Sochi?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Sochi is $60, while the average daily cost in Brno is $131. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Sochi and Brno in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Sochi $14
    Brno $72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Sochi $28
    Brno $144
Compare Hotels in Sochi and Brno

Looking for a hotel in Sochi or Brno? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Sochi

Hotels in Brno

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Brno Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Sochi -
    Brno $2.63

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brno

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brno:

  • Private Transfer From Vsetín to Jablůnka: $3.26
  • Private Transfer from Brno to Prague with 2 hours for sightseeing: $141

Is it cheaper to fly into Sochi or Brno?

Prices for flights to both Brno and Sochi change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Sochi $17
    Brno $57

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Sochi $112
    Brno -

Tours and Activities in Brno

Here are a few actual costs in Brno for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • The Painted Ladies of Telč: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $6.99
  • Skip the Line: 10-Z Bunker Entrance Ticket in Brno : $7.82
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tour: $32
  • 3-Hour Brno Themed Walking Tours: $37
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Brno : $38
  • Ride in a BMP tank and military garage tour Prague: $51
  • Brno daily tours: $71
  • Brno’s Historic Gems: A Walking Tour: $78
  • Get to know South Moravia with us. 6 hour tour.: $92
  • Quad ride adventure Prague: $121
  • Quad ride adventure for families with kids Prague: $121
  • Moravian Karst Cave Private Guided Tour: $128

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Sochi -
    Brno $2.31

Sample the Local Flavors in Brno

Also in Brno, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Fullday Private Tour in Lednice & Valtice with Wine Tasting: $196

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Sochi and Brno, we can see that Brno is more expensive. And not only is Sochi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Sochi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Sochi and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Brno would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brno than you might in Sochi.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Sochi Expensive? and Is Brno Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Sochi or Brno?

Brno has a larger population, and is about 13% larger than the population of Sochi. When comparing the sizes of Sochi and Brno, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Sochi or Brno?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Sochi or Brno in the Summer?

Both Brno and Sochi are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Sochi is around the same temperature as Brno in the summer. The daily temperature in Sochi averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Brno fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

In July, Sochi usually receives more rain than Brno. Sochi gets 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain, while Brno receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Sochi 23°C (73°F) 
    Brno 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Brno in the Autumn?

Both Brno and Sochi during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Sochi is a little warmer than Brno. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Sochi in October average around 16°C (60°F), and Brno averages at about 12°C (54°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Sochi. Sochi usually gets more rain in October than Brno. Sochi gets 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain, while Brno receives 35 mm (1.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Sochi 16°C (60°F) 
    Brno 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Brno in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Sochi and Brno.

It's quite cold in Brno in the winter. In January, Sochi is generally much warmer than Brno. Daily temperatures in Sochi average around 6°C (44°F), and Brno fluctuates around 2°C (36°F).

Sochi gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Sochi usually receives more rain than Brno. Sochi gets 183 mm (7.2 in) of rain, while Brno receives 25 mm (1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Sochi 6°C (44°F) 
    Brno 2°C (36°F)

Should I visit Sochi or Brno in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Sochi as well as Brno.

Sochi is around the same temperature as Brno in the spring. The daily temperature in Sochi averages around 13°C (55°F) in April, and Brno fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).

Sochi receives a lot of rain in the spring. Sochi usually gets more rain in April than Brno. Sochi gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Brno receives 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Sochi 13°C (55°F) 
    Brno 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Brno and Sochi

Sochi Brno
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (44°F) 183 mm (7.2 in) 2°C (36°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 119 mm (4.7 in) 4°C (38°F) 23 mm (0.9 in)
Mar 9°C (48°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 8°C (46°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Apr 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
May 17°C (62°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 20°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 93 mm (3.7 in) 23°C (73°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 133 mm (5.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Oct 16°C (60°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 35 mm (1.4 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 182 mm (7.2 in) 7°C (45°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Dec 9°C (47°F) 202 mm (8 in) 3°C (37°F) 25 mm (1 in)