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:  6 h
7
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Ufa
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Neva Embankments and Yelagin Island. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Yusupov Palace, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, explore the striking landscape of National Park Shhuchye Lake, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg day trip planner.

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 changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, then head outdoors with Kremlevskiy Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral.

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Take a train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive 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. On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Elizabeth, examine the collection at Museum-Reserve Dmitrov Kremlin, then hit the slopes at Ski Resort Sorochany, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Boris and Gleb Monastery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dmitrov tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Dmitrov in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. June in Dmitrov sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Dmitrov

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bird Park Vorobyi and Meshherskoye. Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, contemplate the long history of Kremlin Walls and Towers, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Moscow Zoo, and examine the collection at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moscow driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Dmitrov to Moscow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough 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. On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bobrenev Monastery, and then examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kolomna trip builder website.

You can drive from Moscow to Kolomna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kolomna can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): meet the residents at Limpopo Zoo, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

Discover how to plan a Nizhny Novgorod trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kolomna to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace and then test your team's savvy at Quest Project Izolyatsiya.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kazan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Ufa.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Lala Tulpan, then immerse yourself in 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. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live event at Ufa-Arena, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, ponder the design of Fountain Seven Girls, then 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.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Ufa day trip planning tool.

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 moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Samara.

Things to do in Ufa

Parks Nature 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kin. Up, then examine the collection at Stalin's Bunker, then pause for some photo ops at Chapaev monument, and finally get great views at Samara Embankment. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at 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 where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Samara itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Ufa to Samara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Yekaterinburg Standard Time to Samara Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Samara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time 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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