23 days in Russia Itinerary

23 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
1
Sochi
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Dary Krasnoi Polyany and then fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sochi visit planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sochi is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Sochi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in April: high temperatures in Sochi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Sochi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Babushkina Khata Museum
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Fort Art Gallery ©
Fort Art Gallery

3
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Get some cultural insight at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio and Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat). Head to Center of Modern Culture Smena and Kazan Chamber Theatre Sdvigfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, browse the fresh offerings at Solntse Vnutri Kazani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and get a taste of the local shopping with Kazan Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kazan online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Sochi to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sochi in April, expect Kazan to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Veshch v Sebe Art Gallery and The Kremlin. Shop till you drop at Yurkovka Art Gallery and FUTURO Gallery. Step out of Nizhny Novgorod with an excursion to Pustynskiye Lakes in Staraya Pustyn--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Pustynskiye Lakes
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Yurkovka Art Gallery ©
Yurkovka Art Gallery

7
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.
Head to Nevsky Prospekt and Photogallery Rachmaninov Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress, head outdoors with Golden Beach, and look for gifts at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get some cultural insight at Kurshskaya Kosa and B-413 Submarine Museum. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Gates or Barakholshhik. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: Yantarnyy (Beach Promenade & Beach Shakhta Anna) and Russian Amber Shop (in Svetlogorsk).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Kaliningrad, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Yantarnyy, Russian Amber Shop, Barakholshhik
Highlights from your plan
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

4
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.
Do your shopping at Perlov Tea House and Kournikova Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately Dubrovitsy away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, wander the streets of Kuznetsky Most Street, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Gorbushkinskiy Market.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Moscow road trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kournikova Gallery, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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