20 days in Russia Itinerary

20 days in Russia Itinerary

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20 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow road trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Moscow hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

3
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod day trip tool .

You can fly from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

3
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Venture out of the city with trips to City Lake (in Zelenodolsk) and Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve (in Raifa). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, don't miss a visit to Kremlyovskaya Embankment, and admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Kazan, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve, City Lake
Highlights from your plan
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

8
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kazan in August, plan for slightly colder days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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