32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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32 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Moscow
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Kazan
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Bhubaneswar

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.
Visit Red Square and Church of The Holy Virgin for their historical value. Get outdoors at Meshherskoye and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Sergiyev Posad (The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Cathedral of the Assumption, & more) and Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum & Kolomna Kremlin). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary site .

Bhubaneswar, India to Moscow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Bhubaneswar in July, plan for slightly colder days in Moscow, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Kolomna, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Holy Assumption Cathedral and Pokrovskiy Vvedenskiy Ostrovnoi Convent. Explore Vladimir's surroundings by going to Temple Complex. Church of the Nativity and Boris and Gleb (in Yuryev-Polsky), Suzdal (Suzdal Kremlin, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, & more) and Nikolsky Women's Monastery (in Sanino). And it doesn't end there: have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, explore the world behind art at Spoon Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir tour planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Temple Complex. Church of the Nativity and Boris and Gleb, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Pokrovskiy Vvedenskiy Ostrovnoi Convent
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Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Valery Chkalov and Museum of Old Equipment and Tools. Popular historic sites such as The Kremlin and Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' are in your itinerary. Explore Nizhny Novgorod's surroundings by going to Makaryev Monastery (in Makaryevo) and Pustynskiye Lakes (in Staraya Pustyn). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod road trip tool .

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Makaryev Monastery, Pustynskiye Lakes, Museum of Valery Chkalov
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Makaryev Monastery ©
Makaryev Monastery

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kazan Kremlin and Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kul Sharif Mosque and Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha (in Shorunzha), Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa & Trinity Cathedral) and Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve (in Lenino-Kokushkino). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), examine the collection at Musa Dzhalil's Apartment Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, and admire the striking features of Qolsarif Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Raifa, Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha, Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kurshskaya Kosa and B-413 Submarine Museum. Popular historic sites such as Konigsberg Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ the Savior are in your itinerary. Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Zelenogradsk), Museum of Russian Superstitions (in Lesnoy) and Yantarnyy (Beach Promenade & Beach Shakhta Anna). There's more to do: examine the collection at Altes Haus and expand your understanding of the military at Fort XI Donhoff.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Kazan to Kaliningrad in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kazan to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yantarnyy, Museum of Russian Superstitions, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and Peter and Paul Fortress. We've included these beaches for you: Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg and Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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