14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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14 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h 30 min
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Gelendzhik
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
6
Sochi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Mumbai

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armoury Chamber and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

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Mumbai, India to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Moscow. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Moscow reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

1
night
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Veliky Novgorod takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park And Gardens of Peterhof and Palace Bridge. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, snap pictures at Anichkov Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and steep yourself in history at Neva Embankments.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Park And Gardens of Peterhof
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Konigsberg Cathedral and Museum of the World Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Zelenogradsk Promenade (in Zelenogradsk), Water Tower (in Svetlogorsk) and Dancing Forest (in Rybachy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect nights in Kaliningrad to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dancing Forest, Water Tower, Zelenogradsk Promenade
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Water Tower ©
Water Tower

1
day
Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll around The Old Park Cultural Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Gelendzhik Embankment.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gelendzhik online travel route planner .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Gelendzhik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Gelendzhik, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kaliningrad in October, with highs in Gelendzhik at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sochi.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Parks

Side Trip

The Old Park Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
The Old  Park Cultural Center ©
The Old Park Cultural Center
Gelendzhik Embankment ©
Gelendzhik Embankment

2
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the local landmark of The Singing Fountains, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, then explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove, and finally make a trip to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sochi tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Gelendzhik to Sochi in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Gelendzhik in October, Sochi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

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