36 days in Russia Itinerary

36 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg
— 10 nights
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
3
Tula
— 2 nights
4
Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
5
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
6
Kostroma
— 3 nights
7
Vladimir
— 3 nights
8
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
9
Kazan
— 4 nights

10
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg travel route website.

Tashkent, Uzbekistan to St. Petersburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Uzbekistan Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Assumption, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Railway Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes, and then stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kozlova Zaseka Station Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Tula State Museum of Weapons, thenexamine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kulikovo field.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Tula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yasnaya Polyana, Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes, Kulikovo field, Railway Museum
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Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana

2
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Saint Sergius of Radonezh Spring, explore the world behind art at Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad road trip app.

Drive from Tula to Sergiyev Posad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sergiyev Posad are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Saint Sergius of Radonezh Spring
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin and Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye. Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: Boris and Gleb Monastery (in Borisoglebsky) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, Museum of Church Antiquities, &more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, explore the world behind art at Museum Imeni Vadima Orlova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yaroslavl vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Boris and Gleb Monastery
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery

3
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Get some cultural insight at Provincial ARTgallery-M and The Resurrection Church on the Debra. Venture out of the city with trips to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Mountain Levitan (in Ples). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum.

Before you visit Kostroma, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Yaroslavl to Kostroma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kostroma, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Ples, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, Museum Istoricheskaya Syrovarnya
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
The Resurrection Church on the Debra
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka ©
Museum Petrovskaya Igrushka

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Holy Assumption Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Vladimir: Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Chocolate Studio, examine the collection at Chambers Cultural and Educational Center, get curious at Spoon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kostroma to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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.
The Kremlin and Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of The Krasnoye Sormovo Plant, and examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod travel route planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

4
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.
Kazan Kremlin and Kul Sharif Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kazan with an excursion to Island Sviyazhsk Museum in Sviyazhsk--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

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

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Island Sviyazhsk Museum
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

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