29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

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29 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Kazan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Moscow
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: London

2
nights
Volgograd

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, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, don't miss a visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Volgograd tour website .

London, UK to Volgograd is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Volgograd is 3 hours. In July, Volgograd is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

5
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 Kazan's surroundings by going to Zelenodolsk (Sport Complex Mayak & City Lake) and Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha (in Shorunzha). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kazan Kremlin, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, and have some family-friendly fun at Anticafe Baklazhan.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kazan day trip planning website .

You can fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Volgograd in July, expect Kazan to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Zelenodolsk, Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha
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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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, go for a walk through Rozhdestvenskaya Street, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

2
nights
Vladimir

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and then examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow route tool .

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

8
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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: 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: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, Beach Promenade
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

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