19 days in Russia Itinerary

19 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
Fly
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Samara
— 1 night
Drive
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Tolyatti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 5 nights
Fly

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Moscow

Third Rome

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moscow journey planning app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in July; daily highs in Moscow reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

4
nights
Volgograd

The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, and stroll around Pobedi Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Volgograd road trip tool.

You can fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Samara.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

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Samara

A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Monument to Prince Grigoriy Zasekin, pause for some photo ops at Glory Monument, then make a trip to Square Aleksandra Pushkina, then take in the pleasant sights at Samara Embankment, and finally explore the world behind art at Children's Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Samara trip planner.

Fly from Volgograd to Samara in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Volgograd in July: high temperatures in Samara hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tolyatti.

Things to do in Samara

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
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3
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Tolyatti

Explore Tolyatti's surroundings by going to Zhigulevsk (The Church of St. Ioann of Kronstadt & Church in Honor of Our Lady of Vladimir).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tolyatti travel planner.

Drive from Samara to Tolyatti in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Tolyatti

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

5
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Kazan

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the pleasant sights at Kremlyovskaya Embankment, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan trip planner.

You can drive from Tolyatti to Kazan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Samara Standard Time (SAMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Kazan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.