16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 2 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
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Moscow
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
5
Ruskeala
— 2 nights
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Moscow
— 4 nights

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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 29th (Fri), take a stroll through Complex of Residential Houses at Oktyabrskoye Field, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, take an in-depth tour of Victor Vasnetsov House Museum, get curious at State Darwin Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Krutitskoe Podvorye, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Kuznetsky Most Street, get curious at Eksperimentanium, then examine the collection at Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of The Holy Virgin, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary planner.

In May, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Eksperimentanium ©
Eksperimentanium

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Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bald Mountain and then get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', kick back and relax at Pustynskiye Lakes, and then examine the collection at Museum Samovarov.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorokhovets, Museum Samovarov, Pustynskiye Lakes
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Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum Samovarov ©
Museum Samovarov
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

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Moscow

Moscow ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow vacation builder.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kremlin Walls and Towers ©
Kremlin Walls and Towers

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Marly Palace and The Shadow Museum. And it doesn't end there: soak in style at Turkish baths, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online trip maker.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ruskeala.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Baths
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Shadow Museum ©
The Shadow Museum

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Ruskeala

Ruskeala ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Ruskeala Waterfalls, then meet the residents at Karelian Zoo, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ruskeala Mountain Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ruskeala trip builder.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Ruskeala. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Moscow.

Things to do in Ruskeala

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Karelian Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Ruskeala Waterfalls ©
Ruskeala Waterfalls

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Moscow

Moscow ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Pastila Factory and Orlov Paleontological Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alexandrovskaya Sloboda and Moscow Kremlin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov) and Art Museum of Garbage "MU MU" (in Zhukov). Explore Moscow further: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, examine the collection at Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum, make a splash at Moreon Aquapark, and contemplate the long history of Kazan Cathedral.

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Getting from Ruskeala to Moscow by combination of car, train, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruskeala to Moscow. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vysotskiy Monastyr', Museum Pastila Factory, Art Museum of Garbage "MU MU", Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Highlights from your plan
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Orlov Paleontological Museum ©
Orlov Paleontological Museum

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