31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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

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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, make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod day trip planning site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Christchurch to Nizhny Novgorod due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in May, expect Nizhny Novgorod to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shakhty.

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

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Shakhty

Shakhty
Shakhty is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the southeastern spur of the Donetsk mountain ridge, 75km northeast of Rostov-on-Don. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument to Soldier-Emancipator, pause for some photo ops at Monument Nevernuvshimsya, then steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Aleksandr II Statue, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bust of Mikhail Pavlovich Chikha.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shakhty tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Nizhny Novgorod to Shakhty with the Route module. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in May, expect Shakhty to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Novocherkassk.

Things to do in Shakhty

Historic Sites
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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 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Atamanskiy Palace, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Francois Sainte de Wollant, then pause for some photo ops at Ataman Platov Monument, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at South-Russian State Technical University (NPI) of the M.I. Platov. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument Y.A. Gagarin, admire the striking features of Triumphal Archs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ascension Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Starocherkasskiy Voyskovoy sobor Voskreseniya Khristova, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument Ataman M.I. Platovu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Novocherkassk trip builder site.

Getting from Shakhty to Novocherkassk by car takes about an hour. In May in Novocherkassk, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Taganrog.

Things to do in Novocherkassk

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Starocherkasskaya
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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: stroll around Gorky Park, take an in-depth tour of Taganrog State Literary, Historical and Architectural Museum, pause for some photo ops at Young Reader Sculpture, and get to know the fascinating history of Petrovskaya Street.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taganrog online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Novocherkassk to Taganrog in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Taganrog are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rostov-on-Don.

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

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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.
Step out of Rostov-on-Don with an excursion to Post Station Museum Complex in Aksay--about 32 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Tue) at H2O Aquapark. There's still lots to do: get outside with Rostov-on-Don Embankment, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rostov Zoo, make a trip to We Remember You, and visit Underpass Art.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rostov-on-Don travel route planner.

Drive from Taganrog to Rostov-on-Don in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rostov-on-Don are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kemerovo.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Post Station Museum Complex
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H2O Aquapark ©
H2O Aquapark
A.S. Pushkin Monument ©
A.S. Pushkin Monument

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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. Step out of Kemerovo to go to Pisanaya and see Tomskaya Pisanitsa Museum Preserve, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Dead Miners, examine the collection at Krasnaya Gorka Museum Preserve, learn about all things military at Kuzbass Museum of Military Glory, and make a trip to ust pilot-cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union A. A.Leonova.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemerovo journey planning app.

Fly from Rostov-on-Don to Kemerovo in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Kemerovo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rostov-on-Don in May: high temperatures in Kemerovo hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Kemerovo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomskaya Pisanitsa Museum Preserve
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Tomskaya Pisanitsa Museum Preserve ©
Tomskaya Pisanitsa Museum Preserve
Krasnaya Gorka Museum Preserve ©
Krasnaya Gorka Museum Preserve
Reality Quest Exit ©
Reality Quest Exit

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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.
Step out of Krasnoyarsk with an excursion to V. Astafyev's Memorial Complex in Ovsyanka--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roev Ruchey Zoo, don't miss a visit to Holy Dormition Monastery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Krasnoyarsk itinerary planner.

Fly from Kemerovo to Krasnoyarsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

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

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Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Pribaikalskiy National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to 130 Kvartal, take an in-depth tour of House-Museum of Trubetskoy Decembrist, have fun at Sport Entertainment Complex Laser People, and go for a walk through Nizhnyaya Naberezhnaya Angary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk vacation planner.

Fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks · Nature · 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

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Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov, stroll around Baikal Museum, then meet the residents at Nerpinary, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get outside with The Great Baikal Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Listvyanka day trip planning site.

Drive from Irkutsk to Listvyanka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Listvyanka sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum
The Great Baikal Trail ©
The Great Baikal Trail