31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
Listvyanka
— 1 day
2
Irkutsk
— 4 nights
3
Krasnoyarsk
— 4 nights
4
Kemerovo
— 2 nights
5
Rostov-on-Don
— 2 nights
6
Taganrog
— 3 nights
7
Novocherkassk
— 1 night
8
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
9
Khabarovsk
— 3 nights
10
Vladivostok
— 2 nights

1
day
Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Baikal, stroll around Baikal Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum Retro Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Listvyanka road trip planning tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Listvyanka is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Christchurch to Listvyanka, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Listvyanka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum

4
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Pribaikalskiy National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to 130 Kvartal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of The Epiphany, take a peaceful walk through Kaiskaya Forest, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Irkutsk online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Listvyanka to Irkutsk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal
Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk ©
Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk

4
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
When in Krasnoyarsk, make a side trip to see V. Astafyev's Memorial Complex in Ovsyanka, approximately Ovsyanka away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Enisey River, examine the collection at Literature Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at The Memorial Complex in Honor of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Krasnoyarsk vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kemerovo.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

V. Astafyev's Memorial Complex
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel ©
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel

2
nights
Kemerovo

Kemerovo ©
Kemerovo is an industrial city and the administrative center of Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Iskitim and Tom Rivers, in the major coal mining region of the Kuznetsk Basin. Kemerovo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Monument to the Dead Miners, catch a live event at Athletic Arena, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Davydovich Martemyanov, and brush up on your military savvy at Kuzbass Museum of Military Glory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemerovo online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Kemerovo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Kemerovo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Krasnaya Gorka Museum Preserve ©
Krasnaya Gorka Museum Preserve
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Reality Quest Exit ©
Reality Quest Exit

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Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don ©
The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 16th (Thu) at H2O Aquapark. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Rostov-on-Don Embankment, pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Cathedral of the Annunciation, don't miss a visit to Pushkin Street (Pushkinskaya ulitsa), and see the interesting displays at Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rostov-on-Don day trip planning app.

You can fly from Kemerovo to Rostov-on-Don in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kemerovo in May: high temperatures in Rostov-on-Don hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Taganrog.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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H2O Aquapark ©
H2O Aquapark
Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya ©
Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya

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nights
Taganrog

Taganrog ©
Taganrog is a port city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north shore of the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov, several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. Taganrog is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Gorky Park, don't miss a visit to Depaldo Stone Steps, take an in-depth tour of Chekhov's Shop, and appreciate the history behind Young Reader Sculpture.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taganrog road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rostov-on-Don to Taganrog takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Taganrog sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Novocherkassk.

Things to do in Taganrog

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Chekhov Literature Museum ©
Chekhov Literature Museum
Gorky Park ©
Gorky Park
Chekhov's Shop ©
Chekhov's Shop

1
night
Novocherkassk

Novocherkassk
Novocherkassk is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Tuzlov River and on the Aksay River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at South-Russian State Technical University (NPI) of the M.I. Platov, appreciate the history behind Ataman Platov Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Monument to Francois Sainte de Wollant.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Novocherkassk trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Taganrog to Novocherkassk by car takes about 2 hours. May in Novocherkassk sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Novocherkassk

Historic Sites
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3
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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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', admire the striking features of State Bank, and make a trip to Chkalov Staircase.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod holiday maker website.

Explore your travel options from Novocherkassk to Nizhny Novgorod with the Route module. In May, Nizhny Novgorod is a bit cooler than Novocherkassk - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Khabarovsk.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

3
nights
Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk ©
The second-biggest city in the Russian Far East, Khabarovsk features a picturesque riverside setting and boasts a combination of lush parks, sandy beaches, and fine museums.
When in Khabarovsk, make a side trip to see Amur Pillars in Nizhnetambovskoye, approximately Nizhnetambovskoye away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ploshchad' imeni Lenina, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Erofey Khabarov, get outside with Khabarovsk City Ponds, and walk around Muravyov Amursky Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Khabarovsk travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Khabarovsk takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Khabarovsk is 7 hours. In May, daytime highs in Khabarovsk are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Khabarovsk

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Amur Pillars
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Aragon ©
Aragon
Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral ©
Spaso-Transfiguration Cathedral
Platinum Arena ©
Platinum Arena

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), head off the coast to Russian Island, snap pictures at Russky Bridge, don't miss a visit to Svetlanskaya Street, then enjoy the sea views from Tokarevskiy mayak, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Memorial Complex on the Korabelnaya Embankment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eagle's Nest Mount, take in the views from Golden Bridge, make a trip to Tsesarevich Embankment, steep yourself in history at Nikolai's Triumphal Arch/ Arch of Prince Nicholas, then admire the landmark architecture of Railroad Terminal, and finally get engrossed in the history at S-56 Submarine Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Vladivostok sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Russky Bridge ©
Russky Bridge
Russian Island ©
Russian Island
Golden Bridge ©
Golden Bridge

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