22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia travel route planner

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Kazan
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Smena Center of Contemporary Culture and Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) and Kul Sharif Mosque. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at SPA Center Sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kazan trip builder website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kazan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Kazan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get colder in Kazan: highs are around -5°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

St. Petersburg

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and see the interesting displays at A.V. Suvorov State Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in December; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kurshskaya Kosa and Konigsberg Cathedral. B-413 Submarine Museum and Amber Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Yantarnyy (Dive Club Demersus, Beach Promenade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at InKaliningrad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and make a trip to Fort XI Donhoff.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad day trip app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. December in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sergiyev Posad

— 2 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, hit the slopes at Sports and Entertaining Park Yakhroma, then enjoy the sand and surf at Podlipicheskiy Pond, and finally explore the galleries of House-Museum of Kropotkin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then admire the landmark architecture of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Sergiyev Posad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, Sergiyev Posad is slightly colder than Kaliningrad - with highs of -7°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Moscow

— 6 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.
Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Moscow Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum. Step out of Moscow to go to Borzyye and see Bath House in Borzyye, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Kuznetsky Most Street, don't miss a visit to Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and contemplate the long history of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

You can drive from Sergiyev Posad to Moscow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Moscow sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

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.