11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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11 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  17​h
1
Vladimir
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
4
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Kazan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, and then get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally explore the galleries of Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vladimir trip builder .

Bengaluru, India to Vladimir is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Vladimir is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Suzdal
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Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

1
night
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave, then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, then examine the collection at Amber Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Kaliningrad by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vladimir to Kaliningrad. December in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites
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Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

1
day
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, then see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and then get engrossed in the history at Pavlovsk State Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, don't miss a visit to Sobor Petra I Pavla, then walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, and finally admire the masterpieces at Erarta Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla
Erarta Museum ©
Erarta Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Life.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary tool .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Kazan is slightly colder than St. Petersburg - with highs of -5°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 30th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove, then fly down the slopes at Gazprom Mountain-Tourist Centre, then get outside with Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and finally hit the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center, kick back and relax at Imeretinskaya Embankment, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sochi attractions planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Sochi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Sochi is warmer than Kazan - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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