60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yasnaya Polyana and Kulikovo field. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tula State Museum of Weapons and Trinity Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Bekhovo Cemetery (in Bekhovo), Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo) and Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysotskiy Monastyr', pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, and walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tula online day trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tula is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bekhovo, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Yasnaya Polyana, Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin ©
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Church of The Holy Virgin. Get some cultural insight at Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of the Assumption in Shchapovo--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Menshikov Tower, and see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tula to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Assumption, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trinity Cathedral and Cathedral of the Assumption. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina) and Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Sergiyev Posad, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radonezh, Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Temple of The Annunciation, Cathedral of the Assumption, Intercession Khotkovo Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

4
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.
Visit Yaroslavl Embankment and St. John the Baptist Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and Church of Elijah the Prophet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Voznesenskiye Barracks, pause for some serene contemplation at Andrey Kritskiy's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John Chrysostom.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yaroslavl attractions planner.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Kostroma
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery

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 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tsar Constantine Church, thenexamine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Women's Monastery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vladimir online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Nikolsky Women's Monastery
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

3
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Spring of Saint Panteleimon. Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy and Cathedral of the Annunciation will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarov (Church of the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John & Sarov Underground Complex) and Resurrection Cathedral (in Arzamas).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Diveyevo journey builder website.

Drive from Vladimir to Diveyevo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sarov, Resurrection Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Spring of Saint Panteleimon ©
Spring of Saint Panteleimon
Kazan Spring ©
Kazan Spring

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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and Fedorovsky Embankment. Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' and The Kremlin will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning site.

Getting from Diveyevo to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kazan Kremlin and The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena. Get a sense of the local culture at Kul Sharif Mosque and Konstantin Vasiliev Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery & Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sviyazhsk
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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, examine the collection at Peterhof State Museum Preserve, admire the landmark architecture of Catherine Palace and Park, and explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey planner.

Getting from Kazan to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Konigsberg Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ the Savior will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kurshskaya Kosa and Fort XI Donhoff. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Arnau Church (in Rodniki), Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk) and German Memorial Cemetery (in Baltiysk). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Altes Haus.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in November; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Arnau Church, Kirch Neuhausen, German Memorial Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

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