14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 3 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
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Kazan
— 1 night
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Sochi
— 3 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery. Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, stop by Yeliseyevskiy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Moscow road trip planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, Moscow is cooler than Manama - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kaliningrad

— 1 night

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife
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St. Petersburg

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, make a trip to Palace Square, and get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. 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 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Kazan

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", then admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites

Sochi

— 3 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 19th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Wet Canyon of River Psakho and then discover the deep blue sea with Black Sea Diving College Day Classes. On the next day, hit the slopes at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster and then fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sochi tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Sochi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in July: high temperatures in Sochi hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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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.