11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow
— 1 day
2
Suzdal
— 2 nights
3
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
4
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
5
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
6
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights

1
day
Moscow

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, thensee the interesting displays at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moscow journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in June; daily highs in Moscow reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
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Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber
Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond) ©
Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

2
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), thenexamine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Suzdal online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Moscow to Suzdal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©

1
night
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Private Museum Music and Time, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John Chrysostom, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Suzdal to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time

1
day
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. George Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perynskiy Skete, thensee the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

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Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Perynskiy Skete
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St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)

2
nights
St. Petersburg

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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Erarta Museum, thenmake a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla, thentake an in-depth tour of Pavlovsk State Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Neva Embankments, thensteep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and finally admire the masterpieces at The General Staff Building.

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Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island ©
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Amber Museum, thenmake a trip to Fishing Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the World Ocean.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad route maker.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third ©
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

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