26 days in Russia Itinerary

26 days in Russia Itinerary

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26 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Moscow
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
On the 9th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Lift Complex Roza Khutor. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, have fun at Iceberg Skating Palace, admire the sheer force of Zmeykovskiye Waterfalls, and get to know the resident critters at Sovarium.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sochi itinerary builder app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Sochi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Sochi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Sea Eye Lake (in Shariboksad), Raifa (Raifa Lake & Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve) and City Lake (in Zelenodolsk). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, let little ones run wild at Shooting Complex Olimp, and get your game on at Anticafe Baklazhan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kazan route planner.

Getting from Sochi to Kazan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sochi in August, expect Kazan to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Raifa, Sea Eye Lake, City Lake
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Sea Eye Lake ©
Sea Eye Lake
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Limpopo Zoo and Madagaskar. Step out of Nizhny Novgorod to go to Staraya Pustyn and see Pustynskiye Lakes, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Galileo Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pustynskiye Lakes
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Madagaskar ©
Madagaskar
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Moscow Zoo and Meshherskoye. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo

6
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.
Kids will enjoy Divo Ostrov and Cruiser Aurora. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and get your game on at Maze of Fear.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg attractions planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Nature Museums
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Eco Path ©
Eco Path

5
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Family-friendly places like Beach Promenade and Museum of the World Ocean will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: Beach Shakhta Anna (in Yantarnyy), Zelenogradsk (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hotel and Entertainment Centre PARADOX, & more) and o. Lebed' (in Morskoye). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Yantarnyy, o. Lebed'
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean

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