26 days in Russia Itinerary

26 days in Russia Itinerary

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26 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, get your game on at Anticafe Baklazhan, and examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan road trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Kazan is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Kazan at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod travel route website .

Fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life and then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

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Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Moscow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk (in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad. In June, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, Beach Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

8
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, and examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey builder tool .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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