23 days in Russia Itinerary

23 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Hammamet
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  9 h
1
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Dmitrov
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Moscow
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kolomna
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Ufa
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
9
Samara
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Neva Embankments and Isaakievskiy Square. The adventure continues: make a trip to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, catch a live performance at Yusupov Palace, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online trip maker.

Hammamet, Tunisia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 13- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammamet to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. When traveling from Hammamet in June, plan for cooler days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palace Square
Palace Square
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
night
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, enjoy the sand and surf at Kremlevskiy Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, admire the landmark architecture of St. George Monastery, then get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod online tour planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dmitrov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

1
day
Dmitrov

Dmitrov ©
Dmitrov is a town and the administrative center of Dmitrovsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 65km to the north of Moscow on the Yakhroma River and the Moscow Canal. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Elizabeth, see the interesting displays at Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, then fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Sorochany, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boris and Gleb Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dmitrov travel planner.

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to Dmitrov by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Dmitrov

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Sorochany
Highlights from your plan
Boris and Gleb Monastery ©
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Church of Saint Elizabeth ©
Church of Saint Elizabeth
Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin ©
Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bird Park Vorobyi and Meshherskoye. Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

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Getting from Dmitrov to Moscow by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kolomna.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bird Park Vorobyi
Highlights from your plan
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

1
night
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bobrenev Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at Kolomna Kremlin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kolomna online route planner.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Kolomna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kolomna, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Bobrenev Monastery ©
Bobrenev Monastery
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©
Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and then admire the striking features of State Bank.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kolomna to Nizhny Novgorod in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo

2
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace and then test your team's savvy at Quest Project Izolyatsiya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kazan route builder app.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ufa.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

2
nights
Ufa

Ufa ©
Widely considered one of Russia's loveliest cities, Ufa is home to many sites dedicated to the country's nature and history.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lala Tulpan, admire the majestic nature at Ufa Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at National Museum of The Republic of Bashkortostan, and finally appreciate the history behind Salavat Yulaev Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): catch a live event at Ufa-Arena, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, ponder the design of Fountain Seven Girls, pause for some photo ops at Monument Druzhby, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Street Sweeper Monument.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ufa road trip planning app.

You can fly from Kazan to Ufa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Ufa is 2 hours. In July in Ufa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Samara.

Things to do in Ufa

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Salavat Yulaev Monument ©
Salavat Yulaev Monument
Monument Druzhby ©
Monument Druzhby
Ufa-Arena ©
Ufa-Arena

2
nights
Samara

Samara ©
A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Kin. Up, see the interesting displays at Stalin's Bunker, then appreciate the history behind Chapaev monument, and finally get great views at Samara Embankment. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Blue Lake, then make a trip to Kubychev Square, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Red Army Soldier Fyodor Sukhov, and finally get great views at Observation Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Samara road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Ufa to Samara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ufa to Samara is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Samara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Samara

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Blue Lake
Highlights from your plan
Stalin's Bunker ©
Stalin's Bunker
Chapaev monument ©
Chapaev monument

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