22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sibu
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Veliky Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
7
Krasnoyarsk
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Sibu

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex and Museum of Wooden Architecture. Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Golden Gate will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Suzdal (Church of The Nativity, Suzdal Kremlin, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vladimir trip itinerary tool.

Sibu, Malaysia to Vladimir is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sibu to Vladimir due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of The Transfiguration, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

3
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery and Yaroslavl Embankment. Step off the beaten path and head to State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin and Private Museum Music and Time. Explore Yaroslavl's surroundings by going to Rostov (Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, Palaty, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Vladimir to Yaroslavl by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rostov
Highlights from your plan
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pavlovsk State Museum and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, and stroll through Neva Embankments.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg online attractions planner.

Getting from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

3
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Boris and Gleb, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Philip the Apostle and St. Nicholas, admire the striking features of Church of the Savior's Transfiguration on Ilin Street, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Transfiguration, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Simeona Bogopriimtsa. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Veliky Novgorod holiday planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers and then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, steep yourself in history at Red Square, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Moscow sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Konigsberg Cathedral and B-413 Submarine Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Amber Museum and Immanuel Kant's Grave. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Friedland Gates Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and make a trip to Fishing Village.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Kaliningrad is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third ©
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third

1
night
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, and then get to know the resident critters at Roev Ruchey Zoo.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krasnoyarsk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Krasnoyarsk takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Krasnoyarsk is 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel ©
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel
Enisey River ©
Enisey River

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