37 days in Russia Itinerary

37 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia attractions planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

37 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h
1
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kostroma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Moscow
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Tula
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Volgograd
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, browse the exhibits of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kazan trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Kazan is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Kazan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get cooler in Kazan: highs are around -5°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Rozhdestvenskaya Street ©
Rozhdestvenskaya Street

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 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Yarko Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vladimir trip planner .

You can take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kostroma.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of The Resurrection Church on the Debra, and then experience rural life at Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kostroma tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Kostroma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Kostroma, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. You will leave for Yaroslavl on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©

2
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment.

Discover how to plan a Yaroslavl trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Kostroma to Yaroslavl by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, then admire the striking features of Granovitaya Palata, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Varlaam, then make a trip to Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, and finally make a trip to Novgorod Center of the Modern Art.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khutyn
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

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.
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, browse the exhibits of Peterhof Grand Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg planner .

You can take a train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step out of Kaliningrad with an excursion to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk in Zelenogradsk--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz", contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kaliningrad trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moscow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kaliningrad in December, with highs in Moscow at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

3
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov) and Polenov Residence State Museum (in Strakhovo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, examine the collection at Museum Moto Auto ART, pause for some serene contemplation at Church in Honor of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tula online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Moscow to Tula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yasnaya Polyana, Kulikovo field, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Polenov Residence State Museum
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'

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 5th (Sun), make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, then make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and then explore the activities along Lotus lake.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Volgograd day trip planning site .

Getting from Tula to Volgograd by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lotus lake
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

Similar Plans

15 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Russia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Russia BY A USER FROM CHINA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM RUSSIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 58 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Russia BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 11 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Russia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans