30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Kazan
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
St. Petersburg
— 11 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Moscow
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Step out of Kazan to go to Raifa and see Raifa Monastery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and admire the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan trip maker.

Mumbai, India to Kazan is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2.5 hours. In May, Kazan is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', make a trip to State Bank, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod travel route builder site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

11
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, and walk around Park And Gardens of Peterhof.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in May, plan for slightly colder days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Take a break from Kaliningrad with a short trip to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk in Zelenogradsk, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz", pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort XI Donhoff.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad road trip tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk
Highlights from your plan
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

2
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin) and Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, appreciate the history behind Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Kostroma
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

4
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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex in Sharapovo, approximately Sharapovo away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation planner.

Drive from Yaroslavl to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

2
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, make a trip to The Eternal Flame, then appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, then don't miss a visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and finally make a trip to Hall of Military Glory.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Volgograd trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, Volgograd is a bit warmer than Moscow - with highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

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