28 days in Russia Itinerary

28 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Rostov
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
4
Vladivostok
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
5
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Pskov
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Veliky Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
8
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) and then kick back and relax at Meshherskoye. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Krutitskoe Podvorye, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast).

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Moscow route maker tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Moscow is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Moscow is 6 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, expect nights in Moscow to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rostov.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Krutitskoe Podvorye ©
Krutitskoe Podvorye
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Old Arbat (Stary Arbat) ©
Old Arbat (Stary Arbat)

2
nights
Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. On the 18th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St Avraam, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Isidore, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, and finally examine the collection at Palaty. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Alexey Monastery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Boris and Gleb Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Lukova Sloboda.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rostov day trip app.

You can take a train from Moscow to Rostov in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rostov can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pereslavl-Zalessky, Uglich, Boris and Gleb Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. John the Evangelist ©
Church of St. John the Evangelist
Palaty ©
Palaty
Lukova Sloboda ©
Lukova Sloboda

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Wooden Architecture and Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Assumption Cathedral and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum and fly down the slopes at Studenaya Gora.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Vladimir online trip planner.

You can drive from Rostov to Vladimir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

2
nights
Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Automotive Antiques Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church of the Most Holy Mother of God, thentake in the exciting artwork at Nostalgia Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Intercession. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Astafyev's Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vladivostok online vacation planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Vladivostok by flight takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Vladivostok Standard Time (VLAT) is 7 hours. In June in Vladivostok, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay
The Automotive Antiques Museum ©
The Automotive Antiques Museum
Catholic Church of the Most Holy Mother of God ©

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Skulls and Skeletons, thensee the interesting displays at Amber Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad driving holiday planner.

Fly from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad in 16 hours. Traveling from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tikhoye Lake, German Brakhert's House Museum, Beach Promenade, Museum of Skulls and Skeletons
Highlights from your plan
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

3
nights
Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe and Osipovy-Wolf House Museum in Trigorskoe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye). Venture out of the city with trips to House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov (in Berezino) and Slovenskiye Springs (in Izborsk). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basil Church on the Hill, explore the ancient world of Gremyachaya Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Pskov State Integrated Historical and Architectural and Art Museum Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pskov attractions planning website.

Drive from Kaliningrad to Pskov in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Pskov due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov, Osipovy-Wolf House Museum in Trigorskoe, Slovenskiye Springs, Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe, The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe ©
Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe

3
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and Holy Trinity Church. Appreciate the collections at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony and Church of Andrew Stratilat. When in Veliky Novgorod, make a side trip to see Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Staraya Russa, approximately Staraya Russa away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, look for gifts at Na Torgu Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Simeona Bogopriimtsa, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kremlevskiy Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Staraya Russa
Highlights from your plan
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neva Embankments and Peter and Paul Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Erarta Museum, take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, examine the collection at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

Before you visit St. Petersburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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