16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  16​h 15​min
1
Tula
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 3 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
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Kulikovo field, examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, appreciate the history behind Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, then admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, and finally stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tula holiday planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Tula is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bengaluru to Tula, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yasnaya Polyana, Kulikovo field
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Tula Kremlin Museum ©
Tula Kremlin Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moscow journey planner .

Take a train from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Church of Boris and Gleb, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, and finally get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vladimir trip tool .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of Boris and Gleb ©
Church of Boris and Gleb

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, then admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Vladimir to Yaroslavl in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, then get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod sightseeing planner .

Getting from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

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.
Popular historic sites such as Savior on the Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peterhof State Museum Preserve and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and explore the activities along Neva Embankments.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, then examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and finally engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad travel route site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum

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