60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Krasnoyarsk
— 4 nights
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Irkutsk
— 5 nights
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
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Murom
— 3 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 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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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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Summer Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Catherine Palace and Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Linton, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Linton to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Krasnoyarsk

— 4 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 striking landscape of Stolby National Park, step off the mainland to explore Tatyshev Island, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke, and admire the striking features of House of Gudkov.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krasnoyarsk trip planning tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk is 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 with an excursion to Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov in Listvyanka--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of The Epiphany, steep yourself in history at House Feinberg, and ponder the design of Fontain Near Artist's House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk online road trip planner.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

— 4 nights
When in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, make a side trip to see Kronotskiy Reserve in Yelizovo, approximately Yelizovo away.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky road trip website.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is 4 hours. While traveling from Irkutsk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kazan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Kazan with a short trip to Raifa Monastery in Raifa, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, shop like a local with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kazan trip planner.

Fly from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Kazan in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Kazan. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in August, expect Kazan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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, don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, try out the rides at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park, and contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Volgograd trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in August; daily highs in Volgograd reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Nizhny Novgorod

— 3 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, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and meet the residents at Limpopo Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in August; daily highs in Nizhny Novgorod reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Murom.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ilya Muromets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Convent, and don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Murom trip planning site.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Murom in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites · Museums

Vladimir

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Suzdal (Museum of Wooden Architecture & Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, have fun and explore at Chocolate Studio, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, and see the interesting displays at Gingerbread Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vladimir attractions app.

Traveling by car from Murom to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore Kostroma's surroundings by going to Ples (Mountain Levitan & Provincial ARTgallery-M) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kostroma trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Vladimir to Kostroma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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 still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael Church, take in panoramic vistas at Fire-Observation Tower, and stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl trip planner.

You can drive from Kostroma to Yaroslavl in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Moscow sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Kaliningrad

— 5 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy) and Water Tower (in Svetlogorsk). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's much more to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort XI Donhoff, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moscow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kaliningrad, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.