13 days in Moscow, Lake Baikal & Ulaanbaatar Itinerary

13 days in Moscow, Lake Baikal & Ulaanbaatar Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Train to Irkutsk Passajirskij, Ferry to Listvyanka
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Listvyanka, Russia
— 1 night
Drive to Irkutsk Airport, Fly to Chinggis Khaan International Airport
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

Third Rome

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 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): get curious at State Darwin Museum, pause for some photo ops at Triumphal Arch, and then examine the collection at Historical Park Russia - My History.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Moscow attractions planner.

Minsk, Belarus to Moscow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Listvyanka, Russia

— 1 night
On the 1st (Mon), get great views at Cableway, pause for some photo ops at Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov, then stroll around Baikal Museum, then look for gifts at Baikal Bskie Souvenirs, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum Retro Park, get a new perspective on nature at Baikal Museum of Gems, then see the interesting displays at Baikal Astrophysical Observatory, and finally explore the activities along Lake Baikal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Listvyanka online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Moscow to Listvyanka in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moscow in February: highs in Listvyanka hover around -9°C, while lows dip to -25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

— 4 nights
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Hustai National Park and Aryabal Meditation Temple. Take a break from Ulaanbaatar with a short trip to Ariyabal Meditation Temple in Gorkhi Terelj National Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square, make a trip to Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenresig Temple, and get engrossed in the history at G.K Zhukov house Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar trip app.

Explore your travel options from Listvyanka to Ulaanbaatar with the Route module. Traveling from Listvyanka in February, Ulaanbaatar is slightly colder at night with lows of -32°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip