6 days in Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

6 days in Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

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6 days in Novgorod Oblast Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Train:  6​h 30​min
1
Veliky Novgorod
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Staraya Russa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Borovichi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and St. Basil's Cathedral. Visit Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony and Yaroslav’s Courtyard for their historical value. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Simeona Bogopriimtsa, see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perynskiy Skete, and explore the world behind art at State Art Museum of Novgorod Land.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

Moscow to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 6.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Staraya Russa.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

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Perynskiy Skete
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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night
Staraya Russa

Staraya Russa ©
Staraya Russa is a town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Polist River, 99km south of Veliky Novgorod, the administrative center of the oblast. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, take in the views from Zhivoi Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of North-West Front, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mina Great Martyr Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of George Victorious, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Staraya Russa sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Staraya Russa in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Borovichi.

Things to do in Staraya Russa

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Church of George Victorious ©
Church of George Victorious

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Borovichi

Borovichi ©
Borovichi is the second largest town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, located on the Msta River in the northern spurs of the Valdai Hills, 194km east of Veliky Novgorod, the administrative center of the oblast. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Spirit Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of Nil Stolobenskiy, then enjoy some diversion at Olimp Sports Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Borovichi Museum of Local Lore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Borovichi route maker site .

Drive from Staraya Russa to Borovichi in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Borovichi

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Borovichi Museum of Local Lore ©
Borovichi Museum of Local Lore