31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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31 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Irkutsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Krasnoyarsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Tomsk
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Novosibirsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Omsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Volgograd
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Irkutsk

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Irkutsk is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, examine the collection at Museum of Medicinal Herbs and Minerals, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sign.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Irkutsk tour itinerary planning site .

New Delhi, India to Irkutsk is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Irkutsk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Irkutsk at 19°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Baikal
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Landfill Museum ©
Landfill Museum

3
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.
Krasnoyarsk is known for nature, historic sites, museums, classes, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park, walk around 1st of May Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park, and let little ones run wild at Tatyshev Island.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krasnoyarsk trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tomsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island
Enisey River ©
Enisey River

3
nights
Tomsk

Tomsk ©
Tomsk is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast in Russia, located on the Tom River. Tomsk is known for museums, parks, nightlife, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Universitetskaya Roshha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Znamenskaya Church, walk around Uchitelskiy Park, and don't miss a visit to House with Dragons.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tomsk visit site .

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Tomsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Tomsk sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Tomsk

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Znamenskaya Church ©
Znamenskaya Church

3
nights
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
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.
Novosibirsk is known for zoos & aquariums, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Pervomaiskiy Park of Culture and Leisure, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Novosibirsk Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Fine Art City Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Novosibirsk day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tomsk to Novosibirsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Kidburg ©
Kidburg
Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Edem Park ©
Edem Park

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Omsk

Omsk ©
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Omsk is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Nature Park Ptichya Gavan, don't miss a visit to Temple of the Holy Great Martyr Paraskeva, admire the striking features of Irtysh Gates of Omsk Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Kazan Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Omsk trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Novosibirsk to Omsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Omsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Siberian Cultural Center ©
Siberian Cultural Center

6
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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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip builder site .

Fly from Omsk to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Time (NOVT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Omsk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

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

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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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex in Sharapovo, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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)

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, then pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, then pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and finally make a trip to The Eternal Flame.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in June, with highs in Volgograd at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kazan.
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and finally take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in June; daily highs in Kazan reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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