28 days in Russia Itinerary

28 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 7 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 6 nights
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Kazan
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 1 day
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Moscow

— 7 nights

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Moscow online holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Moscow to be colder, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Nizhny Novgorod

— 6 nights

Russia's Pocket

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of the Entry of the Theotokos, make a trip to State Bank, and get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Kazan

— 6 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, and ponder the design of Fountains Cascade.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kazan itinerary planner.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kazan in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Moscow

— 1 day

Third Rome

Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.