20 days in Irkutsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

20 days in Irkutsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia tour itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

20 days in Irkutsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Irkutsk
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 10 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

7
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irkutsk: Angarsk (Victory Museum, Oneka-Angarsk Art Center, & more), Monument to Baby Mammoth and Its Mother (in Usolye-Sibirskoe) and Listvyanka (Nerpinary, Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lisikhinskoye Cemetery, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cape Skriper.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Irkutsk trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Irkutsk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get colder in Irkutsk: highs are around 7°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angarsk, Listvyanka, Cape Skriper, Church of Our Lady of Kazan, Monument to Baby Mammoth and Its Mother
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal
Church of Our Lady of Kazan ©
Church of Our Lady of Kazan

10
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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and make a trip to Palace Square.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to St. Petersburg takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Irkutsk to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Irkutsk in November, you will find days in St. Petersburg are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are much warmer (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

Similar Plans

17 days in Irkutsk BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM RUSSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM CROATIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Moscow, Sochi & St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Turku, Helsinki & St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM INDONESIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in St. Petersburg BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans