29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly
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Volgograd
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Train
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Volgograd trip planner.

London, UK to Volgograd is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Volgograd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha (in Shorunzha) and Zelenodolsk (Sport Complex Mayak & City Lake). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip builder site.

You can fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Kazan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Volgograd in July: high temperatures in Kazan hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

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Nizhny Novgorod

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and go for a walk through Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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Vladimir

The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, and finally examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and then examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir day trip site.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Moscow online trip builder.

Getting from Vladimir to Moscow by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

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St. Petersburg

Venice of the North

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, stroll through Catherine Palace and Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Park And Gardens of Peterhof.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 26:

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Kaliningrad

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy) and Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk (in Zelenogradsk). Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz".

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.