13 days in Russia Itinerary

13 days in Russia Itinerary

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13 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Enisey River and then explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Vetluzhanka, Head underground at Cave Karaulnaya, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gora Chernaya Sopka.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Krasnoyarsk route planning app .

New Delhi, India to Krasnoyarsk is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Krasnoyarsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Cave Karaulnaya ©
Cave Karaulnaya
Gora Chernaya Sopka ©
Gora Chernaya Sopka

5
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.
Visiting Beach Laskovy and Dyuny Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg and Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, kick back and relax at Kronshtadt City Beach, immerse yourself in nature at National Park Shhuchye Lake, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Krasnoyarsk to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Shakhta Anna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then glide through natural beauty at Ski Stadium Zorkiy.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in December, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ski Stadium Zorkiy
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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