22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Rostov
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Suzdal
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10 h
3
Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Vyborg
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
6
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
7
Esto-Sadok
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gate-Church of St John Divine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, thensee the interesting displays at Palaty, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom, see the interesting displays at Dom Remyosel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Isidore, thenexamine the collection at Rostov Finifti Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Virgin Hodegetria.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rostov trip app.

London, UK to Rostov is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rostov is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Rostov hover around 4°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom
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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Church of St. John the Evangelist ©
Church of St. John the Evangelist

2
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, thensee the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Nativity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Suzdal sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rostov to Suzdal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vladimir
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Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

4
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Sophia Cathedral and Vitoslavlitsy Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Veliky Novgorod: Staraya Russa (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, Holy Trinity Church, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, don't miss a visit to Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Suzdal to Veliky Novgorod in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to WindTunnel FlyStation and Erarta Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, explore the activities along Neva Embankments, take an in-depth tour of Pavlovsk State Museum, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg vacation maker tool.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vyborg.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
Vyborg

Vyborg ©
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor, thenstroll around Monrepos Park, Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum Preserve, thenappreciate the history behind Statue of Torkel Knutsson, and finally steep yourself in history at Vyborg Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vyborg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Vyborg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Amber Museum, thenget curious at Museum of the World Ocean, and then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave, thenstroll around Youth Recreation Park, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip planning tool.

You can fly from Vyborg to Kaliningrad in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vyborg to Kaliningrad. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Kaliningrad Zoo ©
Kaliningrad Zoo
Immanuel Kant's Grave ©
Immanuel Kant's Grave
Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean

3
nights
Esto-Sadok

Esto-Sadok ©
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
Explore hidden gems such as Gazprom Mountain-Tourist Centre and Sochi Discovery World Aquarium. When in Esto-Sadok, make a side trip to see The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain in Khosta, approximately Khosta away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex, catch a live event at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, and get outside with Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Esto-Sadok trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Esto-Sadok takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Sochi
Highlights from your plan
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex ©
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex
Sochi Discovery World Aquarium ©
Sochi Discovery World Aquarium

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