21 days in Russia, Ukraine & Sevastopol Itinerary

21 days in Russia, Ukraine & Sevastopol Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sevastopol, Crimea
— 2 nights
2
Odessa, Ukraine
— 2 nights
3
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 3 nights
4
Volgograd, Russia
— 2 nights
5
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights


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2
nights
Sevastopol, Crimea

Sevastopol ©
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Malakhov Barrow, see the interesting displays at Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol, then pause for some photo ops at Admiral Nakhimov Monument, and finally go for a walk through Hakhimova Square. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Cape Fiolent, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of History of Balaklava.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sevastopol trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Sevastopol is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Santiago to Sevastopol, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Odessa.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Balaklava
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Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35 ©
Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35
Monument to the Flooded Ships in Sevastopol ©
Admiral Nakhimov Monument ©
Admiral Nakhimov Monument

2
nights
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa ©
Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum, squeeze the most out of the city with Odessa Walks, don't miss a visit to Primorsky Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Potemkin Stairs, and finally examine the collection at Insomnia- The Haunted House.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Odessa online travel route planner.

You can drive from Sevastopol to Odessa in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. In April in Odessa, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Odessa

Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum ©
Secrets of Underground Odessa Museum
Odessa Walks ©
Odessa Walks
Primorsky Boulevard ©
Primorsky Boulevard

3
nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kyiv (Kiev) sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

2
nights
Volgograd, Russia

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Monument to Fallen River Workers on Volga, and contemplate the long history of House of Loaders.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Volgograd online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Volgograd takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Volgograd. May in Volgograd sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Motherland Calls Sculpture ©
The Motherland Calls Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow day trip planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Moscow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Moscow is minus 1 hour. In May, Moscow is little chillier than Volgograd - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online route planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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 ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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