60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tula
— 1 night
2
Moscow
— 6 nights
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 4 nights
4
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
5
Vladimir
— 2 nights
6
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
7
Kazan
— 4 nights
8
Volgograd
— 2 nights
9
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
10
St. Petersburg
— 26 nights
11
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights

1
night
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 24th (Sun), walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, thencontemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons, thensee the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, and finally see the interesting displays at Kulikovo field.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tula online day trip planner.

Kayseri, Turkey to Tula is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yasnaya Polyana, Kulikovo field
Highlights from your plan
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field

6
nights
Moscow

Moscow ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

4
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Taldom History and Literature Museum (in Taldom), Dmitrov (House-Museum of Kropotkin & Earth Mound) and Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nikolsky Women's Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Arcade Machines Retro, and admire the landmark architecture of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sergiyev Posad online vacation planner.

Drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Sergiyev Posad, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khotkovo, Dmitrov, Taldom History and Literature Museum, Museum of Arcade Machines Retro, Temple of The Annunciation
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

3
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and ponder the design of Strelka Fountains.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yaroslavl online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rostov
Highlights from your plan
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

2
nights
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, thenexamine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and then get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vladimir trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

4
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod travel planner.

Take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

4
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Step out of Kazan with an excursion to Raifa Monastery in Raifa--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kazan trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Kazan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

2
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, thenpause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and finally make a trip to Hall of Military Glory. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to High-relief on the Ruins on Mamayev Hill, don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and then learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Volgograd holiday planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kazan in June, expect nights in Volgograd to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step out of Kaliningrad with an excursion to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk in Zelenogradsk--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of the Baltic Federal I. Kanta University, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort XI Donhoff.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kaliningrad takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Kaliningrad is minus 2 hours. In June, Kaliningrad is little chillier than Volgograd - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

26
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 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. In June, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, thenadmire the striking features of Granovitaya Palata, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

Plan my day in Veliky Novgorod using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

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