28 days in Russia Itinerary

28 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia journey 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: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Patriarch's Pond.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow travel app.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, admire the striking features of Charitable House of Bugrov, and explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kazan Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Moscow

— 1 day

Third Rome

On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Red Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip builder site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to 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.