18 days in Russia Itinerary

18 days in Russia Itinerary

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18 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Beach Promenade and Kaliningrad Zoo. Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Marine Exhibition Center (in Svetlogorsk) and Museum "Domik Angelov" (in Zelenogradsk). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa, get in on the family fun at Miniatures Park, and get curious at Museum of the World Ocean.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Kaliningrad is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museum "Domik Angelov", Marine Exhibition Center, Beach Promenade
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Angry Birds Activity Park and Adventure Park Tree To Tree. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, find something for the whole family at Rock Town, deepen your understanding at KidBurg, and browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
KidBurg ©
KidBurg

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Madagaskar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Dolphinarium Atlantida, and finally get in on the family fun at Galileo Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get curious at Nizhniy Novgorod Radio Laboratory Museum of Science, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and then explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod tour itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Madagaskar ©
Madagaskar

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 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Studio, examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum, then have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then take an in-depth tour of Spoon Museum, and finally engage your brain at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Ferris wheel, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci, then get your game on at Yarko Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir travel route planning website .

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum
Ferris wheel ©
Ferris wheel

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Moscow Zoo and AV-Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Museum Physical Kunstkamera (in Troitsk). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square, stroll around Bird Park Vorobyi, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropicarium, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Electricity.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow online route builder .

Getting from Vladimir to Moscow by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, AV-Park, Bird Park Vorobyi, Museum Physical Kunstkamera, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo

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