23 days in Russia & Lisbon Itinerary

23 days in Russia & Lisbon Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
3
Kazan, Russia
— 4 nights
4
Raifa, Russia
— 3 nights
5
Sviyazhsk, Russia
— 1 night
6
Chistopol, Russia
— 8 nights
7
Bolgar, Russia
— 1 night
8
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alfama. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): visit Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Lisbon is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll set off for Moscow on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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night
Moscow, Russia

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moscow tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Moscow in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. In May, Moscow is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio and E. Boratynskiy's Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Church of Ascension and Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (History Museum of Sviyazhsk, Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, &more), Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve (in Lenino-Kokushkino) and Raifa (Sofia Church & Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Alexander Arbuzov and Boris Arbuzov Memorial House, contemplate the waterfront views at Nizhniy Kaban Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery, and head outdoors with Kazan Tennis Academy.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip planner.

Fly from Moscow to Kazan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Kazan sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Raifa.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sviyazhsk, Raifa, Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery, Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Museum ©
Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda"
Kayum Nasyri's Museum ©
Kayum Nasyri's Museum

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Raifa, Russia

Raifa
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Raifa Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Raifa Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Raifa journey maker site.

Drive from Kazan to Raifa in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Sviyazhsk.

Things to do in Raifa

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Planetarium
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Sviyazhsk, Russia

Sviyazhsk ©
Sviyazhsk is a rural locality in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Sviyazhsk, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression, take an in-depth tour of Island Sviyazhsk Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Rozhdestvenskaya Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sviyazhsk road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Raifa to Sviyazhsk takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Sviyazhsk can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chistopol.

Things to do in Sviyazhsk

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery
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Rozhdestvenskaya Square ©
Rozhdestvenskaya Square

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nights
Chistopol, Russia

Chistopol ©
Chistopol is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Kuybyshev Reservoir, on the Kama River. Popular historic sites such as Nicholas Cathedral and Nur Mosque are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Pasternak Memorial Museum and Bilyarsk State Historical, Archaeological and Natural Museum Preserve. Step out of Chistopol to go to Alekseevskoe and see Temple of the Resurrection, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at District Town Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Kama Embankment, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Fighters for Establishment of Soviet Power, and don't miss a visit to Old Mills.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chistopol visit website.

You can drive from Sviyazhsk to Chistopol in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chistopol can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for Bolgar on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Chistopol

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alekseevskoe
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Pasternak Memorial Museum ©
Pasternak Memorial Museum

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night
Bolgar, Russia

Bolgar
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Bread, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bolgar Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Abraham Church, thensee the interesting displays at Tetushsky Local History Museum, and then Head underground at Yuryevskaya Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bolgar trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chistopol to Bolgar in 2 hours. June in Bolgar sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bolgar

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tetushsky Local History Museum, Yuryevskaya Cave
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Moscow, Russia

Moscow
To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bolgar to Moscow. While traveling from Bolgar, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Alfama has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and then wander the streets of Alfama.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Lisbon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Moscow to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in June: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Museu Nacional do Azulejo ©
Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Church and Convent of Madre de Deus ©
Church and Convent of Madre de Deus

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