14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 2 nights
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Sochi
— 2 nights
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Novosibirsk
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Moscow

— 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, and look for gifts at Yeliseyevskiy.

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Manama, Bahrain to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in July; daily highs in Moscow reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

St. Petersburg

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

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Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Kazan

— 2 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Monument Fountain Kazan, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", then ponder the design of Fountains Cascade, and then examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

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Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Kazan, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites

Sochi

— 2 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 18th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler and then fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort.

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You can fly from Kazan to Sochi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in July; daily highs in Sochi reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Novosibirsk

— 1 night

Siberian Chicago

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Novosibirsk Zoo and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Nicholas Martyr.

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You can fly from Sochi to Novosibirsk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sochi to Novosibirsk is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sochi in July; daily highs in Novosibirsk reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.