20 days in Russia Itinerary

20 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kaliningrad
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Moscow
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 3 nights
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Sochi
— 3 nights
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Kaliningrad

— 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get some cultural insight at Kurshskaya Kosa and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Go for a jaunt from Kaliningrad to Yantarnyy to see Beach Promenade about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kaliningrad vacation website.

Ankara, Turkey to Kaliningrad is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ankara to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Ankara in August since evenings lows in Kaliningrad dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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St. Petersburg

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Nevsky Prospekt are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, appreciate the history behind Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Moscow

— 4 nights

Third Rome

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Menshikov Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip app.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Kazan

— 3 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kazan Kremlin and Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda". There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip website.

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Sochi

— 3 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: boost your wellbeing at Banya Magi, fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, examine the collection at Babushkina Khata Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sochi online travel route planner.

Getting from Kazan to Sochi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in August, expect Sochi to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.