29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 6 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 2 nights
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Moscow

— 5 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: make a trip to Red Square, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In September, Moscow is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

St. Petersburg

— 6 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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg holiday planner.

You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yaroslavl

— 3 nights
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fire-Observation Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yaroslavl, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Lake, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kazan day trip planner.

Fly from Yaroslavl to Kazan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Kazan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Yekaterinburg

— 4 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chertovo Gorodische, contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset, pause for some photo ops at Love statue, and take in panoramic vistas at Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

Make your Yekaterinburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Yekaterinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kazan in September since evenings lows in Yekaterinburg dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Moscow

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, engage your brain at The Museum of Cosmonautics, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to V.N. Chelomei, then admire the striking features of All-Russian Exhibition Center, and finally stroll around Sokolniki Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Moscow road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yekaterinburg to Moscow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Moscow, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in September, Moscow is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks · Museums · Childrens 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.