60 days in Russia, China & Japan Itinerary

60 days in Russia, China & Japan Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 5 nights
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Novosibirsk, Russia
— 2 nights
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Harbin, China
— 1 night
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Beijing, China
— 6 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 6 nights
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Osaka, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 8 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, stroll around Catherine Palace and Park, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg route maker.

Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

6
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Moscow, Russia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, &more) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lilac Garden, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moscow online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Red Square ©
World heritage site
Red Square
4.7

5
nights
Kazan, Russia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raifa (Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and don't miss a visit to Azimovskaya Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kazan route tool.

Getting from Moscow to Kazan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Kazan are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Kazan Kremlin ©
World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin
4.9
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque
4.8

4
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Yekaterinburg, Russia

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Ascension, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Nativity, and admire the striking features of Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Kazan in June, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Yekaterinburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ekaterinburg Guide Center ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Ekaterinburg Guide Center
5.0

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Novosibirsk, Russia

Siberian Chicago

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Monument Electrician, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Glinka, then don't miss a visit to Fine Art City Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Glory monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Novosibirsk holiday site.

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Harbin.
Highlights from your trip
Glory monument ©
Monument
Glory monument
4.7

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Harbin, China

Ice City

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World and then see the interesting displays at Unit 731 Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Harbin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Harbin takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Novosibirsk in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Harbin, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Harbin

Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Unit 731 Museum
Specialty Museum
Unit 731 Museum
4.2

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Beijing, China

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, squeeze the most out of the city with WikiBeijing, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple).

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Harbin to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Harbin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Highlights from your trip
Mutianyu Great Wall
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
World heritage site
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
4.6
The Palace Museum ©
World heritage site
The Palace Museum
4.4

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Shanghai, China

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip maker tool.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Osaka.

Things to do in Shanghai

Highlights from your trip
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
Scenic Walking Area
The Bund (Wai Tan)
4.7

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Osaka, Japan

Proud of their hometown's distinct culture and dialect, many natives of Osaka describe their city as "Japan's anti-capital." An antidote to Tokyo's hectic energy, Osaka marches to the beat of its own drum, serving as the country's longtime commercial and industrial hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osaka: Himeji (Koko-en & Himeji Castle), Yoneda Taishiji Temple (in Takasago) and Koya-cho (Kongobu-ji Temple, Mt. Koya, &more). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Japan, contemplate the long history of Osaka Castle, identify plant and animal life at Nara Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Osaka holiday builder website.

Fly from Shanghai to Osaka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shanghai to Osaka due to the time zone difference. July in Osaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Kyoto.

Things to do in Osaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Himeji Castle ©
World heritage site
Himeji Castle
4.5
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle
4.0

6
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Kyoto, Japan

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryoanji Temple, wander the streets of Arashiyama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Katsura Imperial Villa.

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

Traveling by car from Osaka to Kyoto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
4.4
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3

8
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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Yokohama Intl Passenger Terminal & Sankeien Gardens) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tokyo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Tokyo Tower ©
Architectural Building
Tokyo Tower
4.2

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