16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
+2
Subway + Fly + Train:  10 h
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Peterhof
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Krasnodar
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  3 h 15 min
5
Sochi
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Subway:  18 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flacon Design Factory and Biblio Globus. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Perlov Tea House and Ponaroshku Toy Store. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stop by Free Flow: shop of Wonder Things. Funky clothes and accessories., explore the wide array of goods at GUM, and browse the different shops at Mall Yevropeyskiy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Moscow is an approximately 14- hour combination of subway, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Moscow, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Shopping Baths Spas
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Perlov Tea House ©
Perlov Tea House
Flacon Design Factory ©
Flacon Design Factory

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Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and Na Torgu Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, explore the galleries of Paraskeva Church at the Marketplace, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, and examine the collection at Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

Take a train from Moscow to Veliky Novgorod in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Peterhof.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Na Torgu Gallery ©
Na Torgu Gallery
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

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nights
Peterhof

Peterhof
Established by Peter the Great, the modestly sized city of Peterhof offers a lot when it comes to major tourist attractions.
Shop till you drop at St.Peterburg House of Books and Piterland Shopping Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Neva Embankments and Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I. Get out of town with these interesting Peterhof side-trips: St. Petersburg (Anichkov Bridge, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, &more).

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Peterhof itinerary planner.

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Peterhof in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Peterhof

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Petersburg
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Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Peter and Paul Cathedral ©
Peter and Paul Cathedral
Cruiser Aurora ©
Cruiser Aurora

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nights
Krasnodar

Krasnodar ©
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Head to Gallery Krasnodar Shopping Mall and Park Europefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Kuban City Beach and MEGA Adygeya-Kuban'. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at 7 Zvezd/7 stars, get your game on at Uletov and Co, and shop like a local with Kristall.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Krasnodar driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Peterhof to Krasnodar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Peterhof in July; daily highs in Krasnodar reach 35°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Shopping Fun & Games Beaches
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OZ MALL ©
OZ MALL

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Moremall or Mall City Plaza. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster and Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mandarin Mall, pause for some photo ops at The Feat for Life memorial, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sochi travel planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Krasnodar to Sochi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Mall City Plaza ©
Mall City Plaza
Moremall ©
Moremall