44 days in Russia Itinerary

44 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
Fly to Pulkovo, Bus to Veliky Novgorod
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Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Fly
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
Train
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
Fly
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Volgograd
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Kaliningrad

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: Khram Tikhvinskoy Ikony Bozhiyey Materi (in Pionersky) and Monument of Wildlife - Lipa (in Svetlogorsk). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, make a trip to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden of the Baltic Federal I. Kanta University.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kaliningrad is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Kaliningrad is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

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Veliky Novgorod

An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Change things up with these side-trips from Veliky Novgorod: Park-Estate Gorki (in Soltsy), Valday (Museum Bell Centre & Iver Svyatoozersky Monastery) and Lake Ilmen (in Shimsk). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign (Znamensky), pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Electrician and Cat, and see the interesting displays at Center of Musical Antiquities.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

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St. Petersburg

Venice of the North

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 14:

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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.
Explore Yaroslavl's surroundings by going to Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin), Kostroma (M. Malyshev's House Museum, Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, &more) and Tutayev (Fire-Observation Tower & Resurrection Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl online itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:

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Moscow

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, and admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moscow travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Artist, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Viewpoints.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vladimir tour itinerary builder.

Take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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Nizhny Novgorod

Russia's Pocket

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: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chapel in Honor of the Kazan Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

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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.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Paraskevy Pyatnicy Temple, get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, and steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Volgograd in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Volgograd is a bit warmer than Nizhny Novgorod - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

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Kazan

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, make a trip to Svobody Square, stroll around Aksenova Square, and take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Volgograd in July, expect Kazan to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.