32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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32 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Moscow
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Vladimir
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 15th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, then don't miss a visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Volgograd Railway Station, pause for some photo ops at Square of Grief, then don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Volgograd vacation maker site .

New Delhi, India to Volgograd is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Volgograd. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect nights in Volgograd to be cooler, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
Volgograd Railway Station ©
Volgograd Railway Station

7
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 Saint Isaac's Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg holiday planner .

Getting from Volgograd to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, St. Petersburg is little chillier than Volgograd - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) 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

5
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy), Sun Clock Zodiak (in Svetlogorsk) and Zelenogradsk (Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk & Hotel and Entertainment Centre PARADOX). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa, steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, and get curious at Museum of the World Ocean.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kaliningrad vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Sun Clock Zodiak, Beach Promenade
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

6
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: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, 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)

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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration, examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, then examine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, then have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip planner .

You can take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

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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5
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.
Explore Nizhny Novgorod's surroundings by going to St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery (in Gorokhovets) and Makaryev Monastery (in Makaryevo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Makaryev Monastery, St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

3
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 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, then get to know the fascinating history of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and then cool off at Riviera Aquapark.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kazan route tool .

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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