29 days in China & Russia Itinerary

29 days in China & Russia Itinerary

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Beijing, China
— 4 nights
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Hohhot, China
— 2 nights
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Hulunbuir, China
— 2 nights
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Manzhouli, China
— 3 nights
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 4 nights
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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
— 3 nights
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Omsk, Russia
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Beijing, China

— 4 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beijing Longquan Temple, Dongsi Hutong and Mao'er Hutong. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and contemplate the long history of Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing travel route tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Beijing is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Beijing reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hohhot.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Hohhot, China

— 2 nights
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hohhot Mosque (Great Mosque) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dazhao Temple. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum), then see the interesting displays at Inner Mongolia Museum, and then examine the collection at Geological Mineral Museum of Inner Mongolia.

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You can fly from Beijing to Hohhot in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Beijing in March: high temperatures in Hohhot hover around 11°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hulunbuir.

Things to do in Hohhot

Museums · Historic Sites

Hulunbuir, China

— 2 nights
Hulunbuir is known for wildlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Hulun Buir Prairie, brush up on your military savvy at World Antifascist War Haila'er Memorial Park, make a trip to Ghinggis Khan Wenhua Square, and take in the views from Hasar Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hulunbuir day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Hohhot to Hulunbuir with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Manzhouli.

Things to do in Hulunbuir

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Manzhouli, China

— 3 nights
Manzhouli is a sub-prefecture-level city located in Hulunbuir prefecture-level city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the China (PRC). Manzhouli is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Zhalainuoer National Mine Park, make a trip to Russia Taowa Square, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hulun Lake.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manzhouli road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hulunbuir to Manzhouli takes 3.5 hours. In March in Manzhouli, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Manzhouli

Parks · Nature

Irkutsk, Russia

— 4 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irkutsk: Listvyanka (Baikal Museum, Nerpinary, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, see the interesting displays at Muzeum Krajoznawcze Obwodu Irkuckiego, shop like a local with Gallery of V. Bronshteyn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Irkutsk road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manzhouli to Irkutsk. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manzhouli in March: highs in Irkutsk hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

— 3 nights
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Vetluzhanka, appreciate the history behind The Sculptural Composition Children of War, ponder the design of Fountain Piterskiy Mostik, and make a trip to Monument to the painter Andrew Pozdeev.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Omsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Omsk, Russia

— 2 nights
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument Cross bearing, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Policeman, explore the world behind art at The Omsk Regional Museum of The Fine Arts, then pause for some photo ops at Love Statue, then appreciate the history behind Statue of the Goddess Femidy, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Children of Besieged Leningrad. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Children Nursing Penguins, make a trip to Monument The Scales of Existence, pause for some photo ops at Clockmaker Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Monument A.A. Larionova, then don't miss a visit to Omsk Fortress Historical and Cultural Complex, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Zhukov.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Omsk trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Omsk in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Omsk, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Omsk, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Omsk

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Moscow, Russia

— 6 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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye, approximately Arkhangelskoye away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, see the interesting displays at Melnikov House, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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

Getting from Omsk to Moscow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Omsk to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Omsk in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Inner Mongolia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas
Covering most of the northern edge of China beyond the Great Wall, Inner Mongolia has scenic grasslands dotted with natural lakes, deserts, and industrial cities. Tourist attractions in Inner Mongolia include a World Heritage-listed geopark with a granite forest, ethnic villages, and museums detailing the life of nomadic tribes. Numerous lamaist temples housing exquisite bodhisattva images give insight into this autonomous region's Buddhist heritage. Certain traditions of the vast grassland empire remain alive and well: an itinerary in Inner Mongolia can include horse races, camel rides, and sand sledging, plus visits to Mongolian yurts and plenty of samples of kumis (fermented horse milk).

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
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.