10 days in Russia Itinerary

10 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Belgrade
Fly:  9 h
1
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
3
Vladivostok
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
4
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get outside with Kremlevskiy Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then admire the striking features of Church of Theodore Stratilates on the Brook.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod online journey planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kremlevskiy Beach ©
Kremlevskiy Beach
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Church of Theodore Stratilates on the Brook ©

2
nights
St. Petersburg

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Pushkin Apartment Museum and Neva Embankments. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Anichkov Bridge, look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, and steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
The Pushkin Apartment Museum ©
The Pushkin Apartment Museum
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments

2
nights
Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
On the 6th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS, make a trip to Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky, and then take an in-depth tour of The Automotive Antiques Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Astafyev's Bay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vladivostok travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vladivostok, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay
Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS ©
Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS
Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky ©
Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Munchhausen Statue. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The Fighting Bulls, make a trip to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip maker site.

Fly from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Vladivostok Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Beach Promenade, Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, Tikhoye Lake
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Tikhoye Lake ©
Tikhoye Lake
The Fighting Bulls ©
The Fighting Bulls

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