60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia tour itinerary planner

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

— 6 nights

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: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary planning site.

Chandigarh, India to Moscow is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Tula

— 5 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tula: Trinity Church (in Bekhovo), Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo) and Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Assumption, and admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tula holiday planner.

Drive from Moscow to Tula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Vladimir

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vladimir: Murom (Kosmodemyanskaya Church, Transfiguration monastery, &more) and Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, relax and rejuvenate at Vladmassage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tula to Vladimir takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Nizhny Novgorod

— 5 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod online holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Yaroslavl

— 6 nights
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: Tutayev (City Park & Resurrection Cathedral), Rostov (Palaty, Museum of Church Antiquities, &more) and Kostroma (Kostroma Exotarium, The Resurrection Church on the Debra, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Andrey Kritskiy's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, and appreciate the history behind Leonid Sobinov Statue.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl online road trip planner.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Yaroslavl in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 28:

St. Petersburg

— 8 nights

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the natural beauty at Summer Garden, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip site.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 6:

Veliky Novgorod

— 5 nights
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Explore Veliky Novgorod's surroundings by going to Park-Estate Gorki (in Soltsy) and Lake Ilmen (in Shimsk). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata, pause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, and see the interesting displays at Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Kaliningrad

— 6 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Baltiysk (Cathedral of St. George of Baltic Fleet Cathedral, German Memorial Cemetery, &more). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kaliningrad Zoo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Verkhneye Lake.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Veliky Novgorod to Kaliningrad in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Veliky Novgorod to Kaliningrad. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

Volgograd

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Volgograd side-trips: Volzhsky (Temple Seraphim of Sarov, The Temple in Honor of the Nativity, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, and make a trip to The Eternal Flame.

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Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Volgograd takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Volgograd, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Kazan

— 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, admire the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and make a trip to Sultan Galiyev Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kazan vacation planner.

Fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Kazan is a bit cooler than Volgograd - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:

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.