60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Moscow Domodedovo, Train to Tula
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Tula
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Diveyevo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 26 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Tula

— 3 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tula State Museum of Weapons and Kulikovo field. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vysotskiy Monastyr' and Trinity Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo), Bekhovo Cemetery (in Bekhovo) and Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tula driving holiday app.

Barcelona, Spain to Tula is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Barcelona to Tula due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Moscow Kremlin and Church of The Holy Virgin. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of the Assumption in Shchapovo--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Moscow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:

Sergiyev Posad

— 3 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) and Transfiguration Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Cathedral of the Assumption (in Stromyn), Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina) and Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sergiyev Posad can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Yaroslavl

— 4 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.
Visit Yaroslavl Embankment and St. John the Baptist Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and Leontievskoye Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more) and Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Voznesenskiye Barracks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nicolo-Melnitskaya Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John Chrysostom.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl online visit planner.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:

Vladimir

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tsar Constantine Church, examine the collection at Museum Complex Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikolsky Women's Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Diveyevo

— 3 nights
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Kazanskaya Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy and Bell-tower will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Resurrection Cathedral in Arzamas (about 1h 5 min away).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Diveyevo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Vladimir to Diveyevo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Nizhny Novgorod

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. Fedorovsky Embankment and The Kremlin will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning site.

Getting from Diveyevo to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Kazan

— 4 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 some historical perspective at Kazan Kremlin and Annunciation Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Kul Sharif Mosque and Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda". Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Martyr Barbara, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To find out how to plan a trip to Kazan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

St. Petersburg

— 26 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Palace Square will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, examine the collection at Catherine's Body, make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla, and steep yourself in history at The Marly Palace.

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

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 25:

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Konigsberg Cathedral and Kirch Neuhausen will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kurshskaya Kosa and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: German Memorial Cemetery (in Baltiysk) and Arnau Church (in Rodniki). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff and see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in November: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.