32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tver
— 2 nights
2
Rostov
— 1 night
3
Suzdal
— 3 nights
4
Diveyevo
— 3 nights
5
Kaluga
— 2 nights
6
Vyborg
— 2 nights
7
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
8
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
9
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
10
Pskov
— 6 nights

2
nights
Tver

Tver ©
Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Transfiguration and Boris and Gleb Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Forgotten Things and not just and Church of the Saviour. Get out of town with these interesting Tver side-trips: Ascension Cathedral (in Ostashkov), Staritsa (Church of Ilya the Prophet, Staritsa Museum of Architecture, Art and Archeology, &more) and Goldwork Embroidery Museum and Factory (in Torzhok).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tver tour builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Tver is an approximately 132-hour travel. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rostov.

Things to do in Tver

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Staritsa, Ostashkov, Torzhok, Museum of Wooden Architecture
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Wooden Architecture ©
Museum of Wooden Architecture
The Church of the Transfiguration ©
The Church of the Transfiguration
Boris and Gleb Monastery ©
Boris and Gleb Monastery

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Varnitsky Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John the Evangelist, and finally examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Resurrection of Christ, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Isidore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gate-Church of St John Divine.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rostov sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tver to Rostov takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. December in Rostov sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Boris and Gleb Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Boris and Gleb Monastery
Church of St. John the Evangelist ©
Church of St. John the Evangelist

3
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Churches of Saints Peter and Paul and St Nicholas and Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov) and Saints Peter and Paul's Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzdal: Yuryev-Polsky (Yuryev-Polsky Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Temple Complex. Church of the Nativity and Boris and Gleb, &more) and Church of The Transfiguration (in Goritsy). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Prophet Elijah, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Suzdal online day trip planner.

You can drive from Rostov to Suzdal in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Suzdal

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Yuryev-Polsky, Church of The Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Church of The Transfiguration ©
Church of The Transfiguration
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Transfiguration Cathedral

3
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench and Royal Skete. Do some cultural sightseeing at Spring of Saint Panteleimon and Sarov Underground Complex. Change things up with these side-trips from Diveyevo: Resurrection Cathedral (in Arzamas) and Sanaksar Monastery (in Temnikov).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Diveyevo online road trip planner.

Getting from Suzdal to Diveyevo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kaluga.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Resurrection Cathedral, Sarov Underground Complex, Sanaksar Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Spring of Saint Panteleimon ©
Spring of Saint Panteleimon
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaluga Saint-Tikhonov Hermitage and Optina Pustyn Friary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral and The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan. When in Kaluga, make a side trip to see Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Nedelnoye, approximately Nedelnoye away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring, admire the landmark architecture of House of Tolmachyovy, steep yourself in history at House of Merchant Petr Rakov, and see the interesting displays at Russian Log Hut Museum.

Discover how to plan a Kaluga trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Diveyevo to Kaluga with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vyborg.

Things to do in Kaluga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lva Tolstogo, The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Optina Pustyn Friary, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©

2
nights
Vyborg

Vyborg ©
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus, thensteep yourself in history at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Vyborg Castle, and finally make a trip to Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Line, see the interesting displays at Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary, thenadmire the landmark architecture of House of Merchant Buttengofa, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel, and finally admire the striking features of Building of the United Bank of Nordic.

Plan trip to Vyborg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Kaluga to Vyborg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Primorsk
Highlights from your plan
Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor ©
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel ©
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel
Mannerheim Line ©
Mannerheim Line

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of the Navity of John the Baptist and The Church of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Nicholas and Church of St. Nicholas. Venture out of the city with trips to Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve (in Maryino) and Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother (in Vyritsa). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, admire the masterpieces at Erarta Museum, browse the exhibits of The General Staff Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Neva Embankments.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip website.

You can drive from Vyborg to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Shlisselburg, Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve, Church of St. Nicholas, Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother
Highlights from your plan
The General Staff Building ©
The General Staff Building
Cathedral of the Navity of John the Baptist ©
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

2
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 4th (Fri): examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, thenmake a trip to Fishing Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Russian Superstitions, admire the landmark architecture of Kirch Neuhausen, and then engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in January, with highs in Kaliningrad at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirch Neuhausen, Museum of Russian Superstitions
Highlights from your plan
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
Kirch Neuhausen ©
Kirch Neuhausen
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse and Peryn skete. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of George Victorious and St. Basil's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliky Novgorod: Staraya Russa (Dostoyevskiy Statue, Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perynskiy Skete, appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), get engrossed in the history at Church of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Queen in Arkazhah, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin at the Marketplace.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Perynskiy Skete
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse ©
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse
Peryn skete ©
Peryn skete

6
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye) and Basil Church on the Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral and Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pskov: Pushkinskie Gory (Art Laboratory Kordon-2 & The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin ), Pechory (The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, Church of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, &more) and Izborsk (Izborsk State Museum Preserve, Izborsk Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany With Zapskovye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spaso-Kazanskiy Simanskiy Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P., and delve into the distant past at Gremyachaya Tower.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pskov online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pskov, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pechory, Izborsk, Pushkinskie Gory, Spaso-Kazanskiy Simanskiy Monastery, Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©
Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye) ©
Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye)
Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church ©
Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church

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