60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Volgograd
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Kaliningrad
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kostroma
— 3 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Murom
— 3 nights
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 6 nights
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Irkutsk
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Volgograd

— 4 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.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, head outdoors with Alley of Poplars, and stroll around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Volgograd trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Volgograd is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Volgograd is minus 1 hour. In July, Volgograd is colder than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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: Water Tower (in Svetlogorsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz".

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kaliningrad takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Volgograd in July, with highs in Kaliningrad at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg

— 7 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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Summer Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kostroma.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Kostroma

— 3 nights
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Ples (Mountain Levitan & Provincial ARTgallery-M). There's more to do: examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kostroma online holiday planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kostroma in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yaroslavl: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin) and Victory Memorial (in Myshkin). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Church, and contemplate the long history of Fire-Observation Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kostroma to Yaroslavl in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

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: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Nizhny Novgorod

— 4 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: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and appreciate the history behind Monument Escape From Hell.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod route planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Murom.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Murom

— 3 nights
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Murom is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of the Annunciation, see the interesting displays at Theatre Museum of Ilya Muromets, and make a trip to Resurrection Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Murom trip planner.

You can drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Murom in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites · Museums

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 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vladimir trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Murom to Vladimir in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kazan

— 6 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.
When in Kazan, make a side trip to see Raifa Monastery in Raifa, approximately Raifa away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Kazan Kremlin, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace, and stroll around Aksenova Square.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kazan travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Vladimir to Kazan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Kazan, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to fly to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

— 4 nights
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamchatka Peninsula, appreciate the history behind Monument Russia Begins Here, get outside with Extrusion Camel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Malaya Lagernaya Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky route tool.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kazan in August, with highs in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Irkutsk

— 5 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Step out of Irkutsk to go to Listvyanka and see Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of The Epiphany, ponder the design of Fountain Near The Wedding Palace, and examine the collection at Vladimir Sukachyov's Estate Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Irkutsk day trip planning site.

You can fly from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Irkutsk in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Irkutsk. August in Irkutsk sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krasnoyarsk

— 6 nights
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Krasnoyarsk is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park, admire the striking features of House of Gudkov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church and a Monument for Victims of Political Repression, and contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Krasnoyarsk trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.