41 days in Russia Itinerary

41 days in Russia Itinerary

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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Izhevsk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tolyatti
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dubovka
— 1 night
Drive
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Rostov-on-Don
— 5 nights
Drive
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Golubitskaya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Maykop
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dubovka
— 1 day
Drive
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Khvalynsk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saransk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naberezhnye Chelny
— 5 nights
Fly
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Yekaterinburg
— 1 night

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Yekaterinburg

— 4 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shihan Mountain and Natural Park Bazhovskiye Places. Get some cultural insight at Holy Trinity Cathedral and Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House. Explore Yekaterinburg's surroundings by going to Talc Stone Lake (in Sysert) and Kamensk-Uralsky (Rapid Revun & Rock Stone Gate). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Ekaterinburg Guide Center, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Na Plotinke Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Tikhvin Nunnery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Art Bird Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yekaterinburg attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Yekaterinburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Izhevsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izhevsk

— 5 nights
Izhevsk is the capital city of the Udmurt Republic, Russia, located along the Izh River in the Western Urals. You'll discover tucked-away gems like State Museum Tchaikovskiy Residence and Art-Exhibition Complex Country House of Bashenin. Head to Exhibition Center "Gallery" and La Boheme Artistiquefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Izhevsk: Sarapul (Sarapul Historical Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve & Historical and Biographical House Museum of Academician Melnikov) and Votkinsk (Votkinsk Museum of Local Lore & Votkinskiye Termy). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udmurt Zoo, examine the collection at Udmurtia Republic National Museum, and don't miss a visit to Temple of Our Lady of Kazan.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Izhevsk itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Izhevsk in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Izhevsk. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tolyatti.

Things to do in Izhevsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Tolyatti

— 5 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Molodetskiy Kurgan and Tolyatti Museum of Local Lore. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at City Beach and Vostok. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tolyatti: Zhigulevsk (A. Shiryayevets's House Museum, The Church of St. Ioann of Kronstadt, &more), Zhiguli State Natural Biosphere Reserve (in Bakhilova Polyana) and Shiryaevo Tunnels (in Shiryaevo).

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tolyatti trip planner.

Traveling by car from Izhevsk to Tolyatti takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Samara Standard Time (SAMT) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Tolyatti are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubovka.

Things to do in Tolyatti

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubovka

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Dubovsk Holy Ascension Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dubovka vacation tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tolyatti to Dubovka. Traveling from Tolyatti to Dubovka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tolyatti in July; daily highs in Dubovka reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Rostov-on-Don.

Rostov-on-Don

— 5 nights

Gates to the Caucasus

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Taganrog State Literary, Historical and Architectural Museum and Surb-Hach Armenian Church. Shop till you drop at Taganrog City Art Gallery and Semikarakorskaya Ceramics Official Store. Explore Rostov-on-Don's surroundings by going to Tanais Archeological Museum Preserve (in Nedvigovka), Starocherkasskaya Historical and Architectural Museum Preserve (in Starocherkasskaya) and Taganrog (Taganrog Museum of Local Lore & Chekhov Literature Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Novocherkassk Museum of Don Cossacks History, make a splash at H2O Aquapark, get a dose of the wild on DonTour, and kick back and relax at Levberdon City Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rostov-on-Don travel route planning site.

You can drive from Dubovka to Rostov-on-Don in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Rostov-on-Don sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Golubitskaya.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Golubitskaya

— 4 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Taman Museum Complex and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Veselovka Eco Spot and Crimean Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Taman (Monument to the First Zaporozye Settlers, Lermontov House-Museum, &more) and Tizdar Mud Volcano (in Za Rodinu).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Golubitskaya vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Rostov-on-Don to Golubitskaya takes 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Golubitskaya can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Maykop.

Things to do in Golubitskaya

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maykop

— 4 nights
Maykop is the capital city of the Republic of Adygea in Russia, located on the right bank of the Belaya River (a tributary of the Kuban River). Get some cultural insight at Maykop Cathedral Mosque and St. Michael's Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khanzhokh Dolmen and Museum Garden of Stones. Explore Maykop's surroundings by going to Kamennomostsky (Rufabgo Waterfall, Hadjoh Gorge, &more), Savranskaya Funicular (in Dakhovskaya) and Labinsk Museum of History and Local Lore (in Labinsk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Adygea Republican Museum of Local Lore, stroll around Maykop Park, Head underground at Cave Nezhnaya, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vodnaya Rivyera.

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

You can drive from Golubitskaya to Maykop in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubovka.

Things to do in Maykop

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dubovka

— 1 day
For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dubovka vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Maykop to Dubovka takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for Khvalynsk on the 4th (Wed).

Khvalynsk

— 2 nights
Khvalynsk is a river port town in Saratov Oblast, Russia, located by the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Petrov-Vodkin, get engrossed in the history at Khvalynsk Local Lore Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Fallen in the Great Patriotic War, and finally pause for some photo ops at K.S. Petrov-Vodkin Monument. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of National Khvalynsk Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Khvalynsk trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dubovka to Khvalynsk in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saransk.

Things to do in Khvalynsk

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Saransk

— 3 nights
Saransk is the capital city of the Republic of Mordovia, Russia, as well as its financial and economic center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mordovian National Culture Museum and Memorial Museum of Military and Labour Feat of 1941-1945. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God and Park of Culture and Leisure of Proletarskiy District. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Mordovian Republican Fine Arts Museum S.D. Erzia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Righteous Warrior Feodor Ushakov, see the interesting displays at Mordovian Republican Joint Local Lore Museum, and stroll around A. Pushkin Park of Culture and Leisure.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saransk trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Khvalynsk to Saransk in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Naberezhnye Chelny.

Things to do in Saransk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Naberezhnye Chelny

— 5 nights
Do your shopping at Mall Panorama and Naberezhnye Chelny Picture Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Elabuzhskoe Chertovo Hill Fort and Baklazhan AntiCafe. Venture out of the city with trips to Yelabuga (Yelabuga State Historical Architechtural and Art Museum and Reserve, Shishkin Memorial House Museum, &more) and Almetyevsk (Park Shamsinur, Technorama Museum of Science and Technology, &more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naberezhnye Chelny road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saransk to Naberezhnye Chelny takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Naberezhnye Chelny sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Naberezhnye Chelny

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Yekaterinburg

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Folk Arts Center Gamayun, see the interesting displays at Radio Museum of A. Popov, then view the masterpieces at Art Bird Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Memorial House Museum PP Bazhov.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yekaterinburg day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Naberezhnye Chelny to Yekaterinburg. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Naberezhnye Chelny in August, Yekaterinburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your 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.