15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Khimki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Moscow


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Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent). On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve and then see the interesting displays at Alexandrovskaya Sloboda.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sergiyev Posad trip planner .

Moscow to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In November, daytime highs in Sergiyev Posad are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Khimki.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

3
nights
Khimki

Khimki ©
Khimki is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, 19 kilometres northwest of central Moscow. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll around Arkhangelskoye Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-usadba, see the interesting displays at Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, and then browse the different shops at Mega Mall Khimki. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Dessert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Creators of Rocket Technology, then stroll around Khimkinskiy Lesopark, and finally make a trip to The Square in front of the Government Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Khimki driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Sergiyev Posad to Khimki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Khimki sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Khimki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Arkhangelskoye, New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection, Museum of Russian Dessert, Monument to the Creators of Rocket Technology
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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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Faberge Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Khimki to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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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 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kazan online journey planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in November, with highs in Kazan at 0°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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