22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip maker

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
4
Listvyanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
5
Vladimir
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Rostov
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. George Monastery and Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ. Your inner history buff will appreciate Yaroslav’s Courtyard and Holy Trinity Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliky Novgorod: Staraya Russa (Church of George Victorious & Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, admire the striking features of Granovitaya Palata, and examine the collection at Church of the Assumption on the Volotovo Field.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod online trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Veliky Novgorod due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Staraya Russa
Highlights from your plan
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse ©
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sobor Petra I Pavla and Neva Embankments. Grand Peterhof Palace and The Marly Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Alexander Column, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, and get engrossed in the history at Pavlovsk State Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of the World Ocean, examine the collection at Amber Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, thencontemplate the long history of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, and then kick back and relax at Beach Promenade.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaliningrad online vacation maker.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third ©
Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

2
nights
Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get outside with The Great Baikal Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Baikal Museum, head outdoors with Stone Cherskogo, and then explore the activities along Lake Baikal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Listvyanka driving holiday planner.

Fly from Kaliningrad to Listvyanka in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Kaliningrad to Listvyanka. In June, daily temperatures in Listvyanka can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vladimir.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lake Baikal
Highlights from your plan
The Great Baikal Trail ©
The Great Baikal Trail
Stone Cherskogo ©
Stone Cherskogo
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve and Church of The Transfiguration. Popular historic sites such as St. George's Cathedral and Transfiguration Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Vladimir: Suzdal (Museum of Wooden Architecture, Suzdal Kremlin, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint George Cathedral (Church), and get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir journey planning website.

Traveling by flight from Listvyanka to Vladimir takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rostov.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, St. George's Cathedral, Church of The Transfiguration, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve ©
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Transfiguration Cathedral

2
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. Get some historical perspective at Assumption Cathedral and Church of the Virgin Hodegetria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gate-Church of St John Divine and Church of St. John the Evangelist. Explore Rostov's surroundings by going to National Park Lake Pleshheyevo (in Pereslavl-Zalessky) and Yaroslavl (Church of Elijah the Prophet, Yaroslavl Embankment, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rostov trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Rostov takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, National Park Lake Pleshheyevo
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. John the Evangelist ©
Church of St. John the Evangelist
Gate-Church of St John Divine ©
Gate-Church of St John Divine
Church of the Virgin Hodegetria ©
Church of the Virgin Hodegetria

Similar Plans

23 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 23 days in Belgium, Finland & Russia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Russia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 58 days in Russia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 28 days in Russia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Russia BY A USER FROM REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH June, relaxing, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, relaxing Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Russia BY A USER FROM REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM MOROCCO June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM PERU November, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: November, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans