14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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14 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Tula
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Stockholm

1
night
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, then steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, then admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tula trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Tula is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Tula. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yasnaya Polyana
Highlights from your plan
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Tula Kremlin Museum ©
Tula Kremlin Museum

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

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Take a train from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, then examine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, and finally examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip maker website .

Getting from Moscow to Vladimir by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment. On the next day, see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Yaroslavl takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Highlights from your plan
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery, examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, then appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, and finally admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Savior on the Spilled Blood and Pavlovsk State Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sobor Petra I Pavla and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peterhof Grand Palace, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

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