17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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17 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Adler
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: New Delhi


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1
night
Adler

Adler ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Olimpiyskiy Park, then enjoy some diversion at Iceberg Skating Palace, and then admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glubokiy Yar.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Adler road trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Adler is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Adler: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Adler

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Sochi
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, then admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Adler to Veliky Novgorod takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

5
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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum of Ethnography, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and take in nature's colorful creations at Catherine Palace and Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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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

3
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.
Moscow is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), brush up on your military savvy at The Armoury, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow online tour builder .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then admire the striking features of State Bank. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod online travel planner .

You can fly from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, then view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and finally wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Kremlyovskaya Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kazan, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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