16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kirov
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 15​min
2
Yoshkar-Ola
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Cheboksary
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Raifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Kazan
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vienna

2
nights
Kirov

Kirov ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Alexander Garden (Kirov), wander the streets of Spasskaya Street, then admire the striking features of The Saviour Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Uspensky Trifonov Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Dymkovskaya Toy Museum, then don't miss a visit to Monument Family, then don't miss a visit to Theatre Square, and finally get curious at Museum of Paleontology.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kirov vacation builder.

Vienna, Austria to Kirov is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vienna to Kirov. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yoshkar-Ola.

Things to do in Kirov

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Alexander Garden ©
Alexander Garden
Pond near Diorama ©
Pond near Diorama
Theatre Square ©
Theatre Square

3
nights
Yoshkar-Ola

Yoshkar-Ola
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Sculpture The Angel Gabriel, don't miss a visit to Tsarevokokshaiskiy Kreml, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexy II, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Fevroniya Monument, then make a trip to Chapel of Peter and Fevronia of Murom, and finally examine the collection at Memorial National Museum of Gulag`s History. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Iyoshkin Cat Sculpture, make a trip to Brugge Embankment, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Tsar Fedor Ioanovich, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Ascension of Christ, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Holy Virgin.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoshkar-Ola trip generator.

Traveling by car from Kirov to Yoshkar-Ola takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kirov to Yoshkar-Ola is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Yoshkar-Ola can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Cheboksary.

Things to do in Yoshkar-Ola

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Cheboksary

Cheboksary ©
Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercession Tatianinskiy Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Archangel Michael Church, then don't miss a visit to Cheboksary Holy Trinity Men Monastery, and finally make a trip to Monument Materi - Pokrovitelnitse. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Beer Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Military Glory, then see the interesting displays at Chuvash National Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Center of Chuvash Art Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheboksary online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Yoshkar-Ola to Cheboksary takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cheboksary are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Raifa.

Things to do in Cheboksary

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Beer Museum ©
Beer Museum
Vvedenskiy Cathedral ©
Vvedenskiy Cathedral
Chuvash National Museum ©
Chuvash National Museum

2
nights
Raifa

Raifa
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sofia Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, pause for some serene contemplation at Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Georgian Icon of Our Lady, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Bogoroditskiy Men's Monastery of Raifa.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Raifa trip planner.

You can drive from Cheboksary to Raifa in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cheboksary to Raifa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Raifa

Historic Sites
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6
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Fri) at Riviera Aquapark. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and explore and take pictures at Stadium Kazan Arena.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Raifa to Kazan takes an hour. In September in Kazan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Agricultural Palace ©
Agricultural Palace