30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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Vladivostok
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Novosibirsk
— 2 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 10 nights
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Kazan
— 10 nights

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Vladivostok

Vladivostok
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Vladivostok International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Vladivostok can reach -9°C, while at night they dip to -23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature
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Golden Horn Bay
Golden Horn Bay
USSR Market ©
USSR Market
MORE Gifts Vladivostok ©
MORE Gifts Vladivostok

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Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©

Siberian Chicago

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): walk around Zayeltsovskiy Park of Culture and Leisure, browse the different shops at San Siti, hit the slopes at Tulskiy Ski Lodge, then don't miss a visit to Monument of Laboratory Mice, then see the interesting displays at Novosibirsk Museum of the Railway Technology, and finally see the interesting displays at Children and Youth Centre Planetarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Novosibirsk trip planner.

You can fly from Vladivostok to Novosibirsk in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Vladivostok Standard Time (VLAT) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Vladivostok in January, you will find days in Novosibirsk are a bit cooler (-15°C), and nights are about the same (-24°C). You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Monument of Laboratory Mice ©
Monument of Laboratory Mice

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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC and Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Rapid Revun and Rock Stone Gate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yekaterinburg: Sysert (Bessonova Mount, Natural Park Bazhovskiye Places, &more), Tavolozhskaya Ceramics (in Verhnie Tavolgi) and Nevyansk (Leaning Tower of Nevyansk, Cathedral of the Transfiguration, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Forest Park of Foresters of Russia, get engrossed in the history at President Center of Boris Eltsin, identify plant and animal life at Botanical Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Archaeological Monument Rock Tents.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yekaterinburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. In January in Yekaterinburg, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 25:
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Glavny Prospekt International Arts Center ©
Glavny Prospekt International Arts Center
Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts ©
Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Mineralogy, Lapidary and Jewelry ©

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Kazan

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.
You've now added Solntse Vnutri Kazani to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kazan Kremlin and Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio. Shop till you drop at Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) and Kazan Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Lazy Torzhok Mini-Amusement Park, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more), Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Raifa Monastery, &more) and Planetarium (in Oktyabrskiy). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, head outdoors with Kazan Tennis Academy, examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Center of Modern Culture Smena.

For maps and more tourist information, read Kazan driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by train takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yekaterinburg in January since evenings lows in Kazan dip to -17°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 4:
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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