29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

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29 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Gelendzhik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Moscow
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Vladimir
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Calgary

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Bring the kids along to Beach Promenade and Kaliningrad Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Zelenogradsk), Beach Shakhta Anna (in Yantarnyy) and Marine Exhibition Center (in Svetlogorsk). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of the World Ocean and step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary planning app .

Calgary, Canada to Kaliningrad is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Yantarnyy, Marine Exhibition Center, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Kaliningrad Zoo ©
Kaliningrad Zoo

3
nights
Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Bring the kids along to Safari Park and Sady Morei Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gelendzhik: Anapa (The Lighthouse, Musical Fontains, & more) and Touching Zoo Vesyolaya Ferma (in Abrau-Durso). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Del'finariy, stroll around The Old Park Cultural Center, and ponder the design of Embankment.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gelendzhik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Gelendzhik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Gelendzhik, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Gelendzhik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kabardinka, Anapa, Touching Zoo Vesyolaya Ferma
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
The Old  Park Cultural Center ©
The Old Park Cultural Center
Del'finariy ©
Del'finariy

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Moscow Zoo and Tropicarium will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

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You can fly from Gelendzhik to Moscow in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gelendzhik in August, things will get a bit cooler in Moscow: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bird Park Vorobyi, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Borodins' Blacksmith Shop and Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci. Step out of Vladimir with an excursion to Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex in Suzdal--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, engage your brain at Evrika Scientific Discovery Centre, have fun and explore at Chocolate Studio, and see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vladimir trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
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Ferris wheel ©
Ferris wheel

4
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Family-friendly places like Limpopo Zoo and Madagaskar will thrill your kids. Take a break from Nizhny Novgorod with a short trip to Pustynskiye Lakes in Staraya Pustyn, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphinarium Atlantida, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod sightseeing app .

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pustynskiye Lakes
Highlights from your plan
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Madagaskar ©
Madagaskar
Dolphinarium Atlantida ©
Dolphinarium Atlantida

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Divo Ostrov and Kronshtadt City Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, kick back and relax at Golden Beach, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg online trip builder .

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Ekzoopark ©
Ekzoopark

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