61 days in Russia Itinerary

61 days in Russia Itinerary

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61 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Tula
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Raifa
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Pskov
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
9
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
11
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Krasnodar
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
13
Gelendzhik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
14
Adler
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
15
Esto-Sadok
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
16
Pyatigorsk
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
17
Yekaterinburg
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3 h
18
Tyumen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
19
Novosibirsk
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
20
Abakan
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  10 h 15 min
21
Listvyanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
22
Irkutsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
23
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
24
Khabarovsk
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
25
Vladivostok
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, appreciate the history behind Monument to Tula Gingerbread, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Twelve Apostles, then pause for some photo ops at Three Bayonets Memorial Complex, and finally walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Polenov Residence State Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tula trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Tula is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Tula is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Polenov Residence State Museum
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Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh ©
Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh
Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum

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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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of Vladimir in Bykovo, approximately Bykovo away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Moscow holiday planner.

You can take a train from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Church of Vladimir
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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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: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, pause for some photo ops at Chkalov Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Raifa.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

1
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Raifa

Raifa
On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Raifa Monastery.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nizhny Novgorod to Raifa. August in Raifa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kazan.
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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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Kazan Family Center/ Viewpoint, deepen your understanding at Kazan Federal University, and pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Raifa to Kazan in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pskov.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin , appreciate the history behind Monument In Memory of the Ledovoye Battle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Slovenskiye Springs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Izborsk State Museum Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Mirozh Monastery, make a trip to Pskov Kreml/ Krom, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pskov trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Pskov takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kazan in August, things will get slightly colder in Pskov: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Izborsk, The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin
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Izborsk State Museum Preserve ©
Izborsk State Museum Preserve
Slovenskiye Springs ©
Slovenskiye Springs
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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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 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery, then stroll around Kremlin Park, then examine the collection at Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Paraskeva Church at the Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum ©
Sofiyskaya Zvonnitsa Museum
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

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Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, and finally get curious at Museum of the World Ocean. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tikhoye Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Veliky Novgorod to Kaliningrad in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tikhoye Lake
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Kaliningrad Zoo ©
Kaliningrad Zoo
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yaroslavl: Kostroma (Yuriy Dolgorukiy Monument & Trade rows). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, see the interesting displays at Einstein's Entertaining Sciences Museum, and make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yaroslavl trip planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kostroma
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

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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, and nightlife. 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 Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Park Druzhby Volgograd-Baku, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alley of the Heroes, then ponder the design of Art Fountain, and finally make a trip to The Eternal Flame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Volgograd trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Volgograd takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Petersburg in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Historic Sites
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Park Druzhby Volgograd-Baku ©
Park Druzhby Volgograd-Baku

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Krasnodar

Krasnodar ©
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Krasnodar is known for parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Monument to Kuban Cossacks, head outdoors with Basket-Hall, don't miss a visit to Krasnaya ulitsa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Krasnaya Ploshhad Shopping Mall.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Krasnodar trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Volgograd to Krasnodar by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Volgograd in September, you will find days in Krasnodar are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Shopping Parks Fun & Games
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
Basket-Hall ©
Basket-Hall

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Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
On the 7th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Safari Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around The Old Park Cultural Center and then take in the waterfront at Embankment.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gelendzhik trip maker.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Krasnodar to Gelendzhik in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Gelendzhik, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Adler.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Kabardinka
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Safari Park ©
Safari Park
The Old  Park Cultural Center ©
The Old Park Cultural Center

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Adler

Adler ©
On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and then pick up some new knowledge with Sochi Autodrom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): walk around Southern Cultures Park, browse the different shops at Moremall, and then admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adler trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gelendzhik to Adler by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adler when traveling from Gelendzhik in September, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Adler

Parks Classes Shopping

Side Trip

Sochi
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Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©
The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain ©

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Esto-Sadok

Esto-Sadok ©
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): fly down the slopes at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center and then see the interesting displays at Culture Ethnographic Center My Russia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with Masterraft - Belaya River Rafting and Kayaking.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Esto-Sadok road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Adler to Esto-Sadok takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pyatigorsk.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Masterraft - Belaya River Rafting and Kayaking
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RusSki Gorki Jumping Center ©
RusSki Gorki Jumping Center

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Pyatigorsk

Pyatigorsk
Pyatigorsk is a city in Stavropol Krai located on the Podkumok River, about 20km from the town of Mineralnye Vody where there is an international airport and about 45km from Kislovodsk. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pointers on the top of Mountain Mashuk.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pyatigorsk sightseeing planner.

Getting from Esto-Sadok to Pyatigorsk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yekaterinburg.
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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout, explore the world behind art at Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Monument to Soldiers of Ural Voluntary Tank Bulk, and stroll around Dendropark.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yekaterinburg itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Pyatigorsk to Yekaterinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pyatigorsk to Yekaterinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pyatigorsk in September, things will get slightly colder in Yekaterinburg: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Aqua Park Limpopo ©
Aqua Park Limpopo
Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House ©
Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House

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Tyumen

Tyumen ©
The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Tyumen is known for nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Embankment of Tura River, pause for some serene contemplation at Znamenskiy Cathedral, get outside with Tsvetnoy Boulevard, and walk around City Park of Culture and Leisure of Tyumen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tyumen online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Tyumen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Znamenskiy Cathedral ©
Znamenskiy Cathedral
Holy Trinity Men's Monastery ©
Holy Trinity Men's Monastery

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Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Novosibirsk Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Lenina Square.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Novosibirsk online visit planner.

Fly from Tyumen to Novosibirsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT) to Novosibirsk Time (NOVT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September in Novosibirsk, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abakan.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Monument of Laboratory Mice ©
Monument of Laboratory Mice

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Abakan

Abakan
Abakan is the capital city of the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, located in the central part of Minusinsk Depression, at the confluence of the Yenisei and Abakan Rivers. On the 21st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Dream Gardens Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Abakan visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Novosibirsk to Abakan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Abakan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Abakan

Parks
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Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Listvyanka is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nerpinary, examine the collection at Taltsy Museum, and look for gifts at Baikal Bskie Souvenirs.

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

Getting from Abakan to Listvyanka by combination of bus, flight, and ferry takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abakan to Listvyanka is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Listvyanka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Baikal, Taltsy Museum
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The Great Baikal Trail ©
The Great Baikal Trail
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Taltsy Museum ©
Taltsy Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pedestrian Bridge, appreciate the history behind Tourist Monument, then stroll around Kirov's Park, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, and finally make a trip to Monument to Admiral Alexander Kolchak. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fontain Near Artist's House, appreciate the history behind Leonid Gaidai Statue, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Irkutsk nerpinary, then admire the striking features of Triumphal Arch Moscow Gates, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument to Alexander III.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk journey planning app.

Getting from Listvyanka to Irkutsk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Irkutsk nerpinary ©
Irkutsk nerpinary
Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk ©
Leonid Gaidai Statue ©
Leonid Gaidai Statue

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Pushkin and Goncharova, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tatyshev Island, and then appreciate the history behind Monument to the painter Andrew Pozdeev.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Krasnoyarsk trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Khabarovsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

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Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk
The second-biggest city in the Russian Far East, Khabarovsk features a picturesque riverside setting and boasts a combination of lush parks, sandy beaches, and fine museums.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around North Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grado-Khabarovsk Cathedral of the Assumption of the Mother of God, then stroll around City Park of Culture and Leisure, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture The Lady with the Dog. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Signs of Zodiac, then head outdoors with Khabarovsk City Ponds, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Muravyevu-Amurskomu, and finally don't miss a visit to Muravev-Amyrskiy Street.

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You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Khabarovsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Khabarovsk, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vladivostok.

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Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Railroad Terminal, don't miss a visit to Golden Bridge, then head off the coast to Russian Island, and finally take in the views from Russky Bridge. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Svetlanskaya Street, don't miss a visit to Tsesarevich Embankment, then get engrossed in the history at S-56 Submarine Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eagle's Nest Mount.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Vladivostok, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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