43 days in Russia Itinerary

43 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
3
Vyborg
— 2 nights
4
Diveyevo
— 2 nights
5
Suzdal
— 4 nights
6
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 3 nights
7
Rostov
— 4 nights
8
Uglich
— 4 nights
9
Kolomna
— 2 nights
10
Kaluga
— 4 nights
11
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
12
Pskov
— 5 nights

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Martsipana and St. Adalbert's Church. Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel and Amber Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Lesnoy (Museum of Russian Superstitions & Drevnyaya Sambiya) and Regional Museum of Bagrationovsk (in Bagrationovsk). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, get curious at Museum of the World Ocean, and don't miss a visit to Fishing Village.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad online visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kaliningrad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kaliningrad, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lesnoy, Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel, Regional Museum of Bagrationovsk
Highlights from your plan
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
Museum Martsipana ©
Museum Martsipana
St. Adalbert's Church ©
St. Adalbert's Church

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady and Sacred Spring. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Change things up with a short trip to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, explore the world behind art at The General Staff Building, take in the views from Palace Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in March; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vyborg.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

WindTunnel FlyStation, Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady, Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum, Sacred Spring
Highlights from your plan
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum ©
Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum

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 15th (Fri): go for a walk through Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel, thenexamine the collection at War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus, and finally get your game on at Norway Park Okunyovaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary, examine the collection at Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore, admire the striking features of Building of the United Bank of Nordic, thencontemplate the long history of Vyborg Castle, and finally make a trip to Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Vyborg itinerary builder website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Vyborg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Primorsk
Highlights from your plan
Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor ©
War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus ©
War Museum of the Karelian Isthmus
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel ©
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel

2
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy and Museum of the History of VSW. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spring of Saint Panteleimon and Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench. Change things up with these side-trips from Diveyevo: Vyksa (Iversky Women's Monastery & Estate-Industrial Complex Batashevyh-Shepelevyh) and Sarov Underground Complex (in Sarov).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Diveyevo trip app.

Explore your travel options from Vyborg to Diveyevo with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vyksa, Sarov Underground Complex
Highlights from your plan
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Spring of Saint Panteleimon ©
Spring of Saint Panteleimon
Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench ©
Queen of Heaven's Holy Trench

4
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 Church of Boris and Gleb and Center of National Creativity of Suzdal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum and Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov). Explore Suzdal's surroundings by going to Vladimir (Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Holy Assumption Cathedral, &more), Mstera (Nunnery of St. John the Merciful & Epiphany Monastery) and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsar Constantine Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Suzdal trip planner.

Getting from Diveyevo to Suzdal by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Mstera, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of Boris and Gleb ©
Church of Boris and Gleb
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum
Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov) ©
Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov)

3
nights
Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Pereslavl-Zalessky, also known as Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located on the main Moscow–Yaroslavl road and on the southeastern shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo at the mouth of the Trubezh River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Origin of Fairy Tale Museum and Kleshchinsky complex. Explore hidden gems such as Radio Museum and Old Sewing Machines Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereslavl-Zalessky: Aleksandrov (Museum of Arcade Machines Retro & Alexandrovskaya Sloboda) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Forty Saints' Church and examine the collection at Museum Tsarstvo Ryapushki.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pereslavl-Zalessky trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suzdal to Pereslavl-Zalessky takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rostov.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aleksandrov, Origin of Fairy Tale Museum, Museum Tsarstvo Ryapushki, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Highlights from your plan
Radio Museum ©
Radio Museum
Forty Saints' Church ©
Forty Saints' Church
Old Sewing Machines Museum ©
Old Sewing Machines Museum

4
nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rostov Finifti Museum and Dom Remyosel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Varnitsky Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius and The Church of St Isidore. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, take an in-depth tour of Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, and examine the collection at Palaty.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Rostov journey planning app.

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Rostov in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Uglich.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hedgehog Petrovic Museum, Boris and Gleb Monastery, Museum Baklushi
Highlights from your plan
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum
Palaty ©
Palaty

4
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Step off the beaten path and head to Petr Smirnov Museum and Museum Svistulki. Get a sense of the local culture at Bicycle Museum and Resurrection Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uglich: Myshkin (Museum of Family Collections Pravoslavny Myshkin, Museum of Miniature Levsha, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum-Gallery of Dolls of Olga Pavlycheva, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption, and take an in-depth tour of Uglich Museum of Art and History.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uglich tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rostov to Uglich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kolomna.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myshkin, Resurrection Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Bicycle Museum ©
Bicycle Museum
Transfiguration Cathedral
Transfiguration Cathedral

2
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve and Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum. Trinity Church and Museum-Navigator: Recent Antiquity of Kolomna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolomna: Konstantinovo (Zemskaya Shkola Museum, Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum, &more) and Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov (in Voskresensk). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Assumption, examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Conception Church of St. John the Baptist.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kolomna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Uglich to Kolomna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kolomna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kaluga.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov
Highlights from your plan
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

4
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral and The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan. Get a sense of the local culture at Chizhevskiy's House Museum and Anastasov Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Kaluga side-trips: Fairytale House (in Kozelsk), Vereya (Vereya Museum of History and Local Lore & Temple of the Lord's Entrance to Jerusalem) and Savior-Transfiguration Monastery (in Belev). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Church of the Resurrection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Transfiguration.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kaluga trip planner.

You can drive from Kolomna to Kaluga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaluga

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vereya, The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan, Fairytale House, Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring, Savior-Transfiguration Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum ©
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum
Anastasov Monastery ©
Anastasov Monastery

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum and Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik. Get a sense of the local culture at Center of Musical Antiquities and Holy Trinity Church. Get out of town with these interesting Veliky Novgorod side-trips: Staraya Russa (Museum of North-West Front & Transfiguration Monastery). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, get your game on at Chudo Ostrov, and appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod journey planner.

Getting from Kaluga to Veliky Novgorod by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Perynskiy Skete
Highlights from your plan
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik ©
Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik
Center of Musical Antiquities ©
Center of Musical Antiquities

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Izborsk State Museum Preserve and Art Laboratory Kordon-2. Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe and Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P. are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pskov: House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov (in Berezino), Izborsk (Izborsk Fortress & Truvor Settlement) and Pechory (Church of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste & The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Hardwareman Monument, view the masterpieces at Dar Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spaso-Kazanskiy Simanskiy Monastery, and take in the pleasant sights at Yelizarov Convent.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pskov online visit planner.

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Pskov, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Izborsk, Pechory, Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe, House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov, Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©
Izborsk State Museum Preserve ©
Izborsk State Museum Preserve
Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe ©
Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe

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