35 days in Russia Itinerary

35 days in Russia Itinerary

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35 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 12 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Sheregesh
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h
4
Terskol
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Mexico City

7
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow day trip planning app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Moscow is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Mexico City to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect nights in Moscow to be slightly colder, around 1°C, while days are cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

12
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, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg holiday builder .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sheregesh.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
nights
Sheregesh

Sheregesh ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Tashtagol (Monument Zolotaya Shoriya & Tashtagol Museum of Local Lore), Locomotive Monument (in Mundybash) and Museum of Railway Technics (in Kemerovo).

Find out how to plan Sheregesh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from St. Petersburg to Sheregesh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Terskol.

Things to do in Sheregesh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Artybash, Tashtagol, Locomotive Monument, River Lebed, Museum of Railway Technics
Highlights from your plan
Monument Zolotaya Shoriya ©
Monument Zolotaya Shoriya

5
nights
Terskol

Terskol ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Terskol: Nalchik (Verhnyaya Balkariya Tourisr Complex & Chegem Canyon), Eltyubyu (City of Dead & Memorial Complex 100 Steps to Kaisyn) and Blue Lake Chirik-Kyol (in Babugent).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Terskol tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sheregesh to Terskol. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sheregesh to Terskol. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Terskol

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baksan Valley, Eltyubyu, Nalchik, Blue Lake Chirik-Kyol, Ullu Tau Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Elbrus ©
Mt. Elbrus
Chegem Canyon ©
Chegem Canyon

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Trinity and then fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, then explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove, then stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and finally have fun at Iceberg Skating Palace.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sochi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Terskol to Sochi takes 12 hours. Traveling from Terskol to Sochi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Terskol in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sochi: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler

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