16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Rostov-on-Don
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Sobor Petra I Pavla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, make a trip to Palace Square, and step into the grandiose world of Catherine's Body.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Los Angeles to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in St. Petersburg at 62°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Palace Square
Palace Square

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Moscow Kremlin and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, explore the ancient world of Kitai-Gorod Wall, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, and enjoy the sea views from Diver Lighthouse.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, thenexamine the collection at Museum Pamyat, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Alley of the Heroes, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to The Eternal Flame, thenpause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, and then pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Volgograd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Volgograd. When traveling from Moscow in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Volgograd

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Museum Pamyat ©
Museum Pamyat
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

4
nights
Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don ©
The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Get some cultural insight at Ascension Cathedral and Open-Air Museum of Railway Equipment. Greek Cathedral of the Annunciation and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Rostov-on-Don to Azov to see Azov Historical Archeological and Paleontological Museum-Reserve about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, visit Underpass Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rostov Zoo, and appreciate the history behind The Sculptural Composition Merchant-Peddler and his Cat.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rostov-on-Don trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Azov Historical Archeological and Paleontological Museum-Reserve, Ascension Cathedral
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H2O Aquapark ©
H2O Aquapark
Tachanka-Rostovchanka ©
Tachanka-Rostovchanka

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