41 days in Russia Itinerary

41 days in Russia Itinerary

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Volgograd
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Volgograd

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volgograd: Volzhsky (Temple Seraphim of Sarov, The Temple in Honor of the Nativity, &more) and Lotus lake (in Krasny Buksir). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip itinerary planner.

Bhopal, India to Volgograd is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Bhopal to Volgograd, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bhopal in June: high temperatures in Volgograd hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Moscow

— 6 nights

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moscow itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in June, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy) and Baltiysk (Temple of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevskiy, German Memorial Cemetery, &more). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and explore the activities along Verkhneye Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg

— 8 nights

Venice of the North

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Yaroslavl

— 5 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Museum of Church Antiquities, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, &more), Myshkin (Church of the Ascension & Victory Memorial) and Boris and Gleb Monastery (in Borisoglebsky). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Church, examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, and don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl trip builder site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nizhny Novgorod

— 5 nights

Russia's Pocket

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo.

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Fly from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Vladimir

— 2 nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Spoon Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Roman Catholic Church/ Parish of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Saint Rosary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Pharmacist.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir road trip planning site.

Take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kazan

— 5 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Monastery, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains Cascade, and appreciate the history behind Monument Fountain Kazan.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kazan attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Vladimir to Kazan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kazan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.