60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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60 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Moscow
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Sochi
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Samara
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Zlatoust
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Irkutsk
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
14
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Vysota Efa (in Morskoye), Zelenogradsk (Hotel and Entertainment Centre PARADOX & Fringilla) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Anticafe Sukhomyatka, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort XI Donhoff, explore the activities along Verkhneye Lake, and examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad trip builder tool .

London, UK to Kaliningrad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Vysota Efa, Beach Promenade
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Vysota Efa ©
Vysota Efa

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Vorobi (Bird Park Vorobyi & Active Leisure Center Igrachi). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, and let the kids burn off some steam at Action Games Joyment.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vorobi, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Bird Park Vorobyi ©
Bird Park Vorobyi

3
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.
Take a break from Vladimir with a short trip to Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex in Suzdal, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, have some family-friendly fun at Kotangens Kotokafe, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
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Kotangens Kotokafe ©
Kotangens Kotokafe
Ferris wheel ©
Ferris wheel

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: get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and get engrossed in the history at Gorkovskiy Museume of Locomotives.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ozero Svetloyar
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Ozero Svetloyar ©
Ozero Svetloyar
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

5
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Change things up with a short trip to Wet Canyon of River Psakho in Galitsino (about 34 minutes away). On the 19th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Lift Complex Roza Khutor. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, get in on the excitement at Iceberg Skating Palace, ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and get in on the family fun at Sochi Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sochi trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Sochi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in June; daily highs in Sochi reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Wet Canyon of River Psakho
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Iceberg Skating Palace ©
Iceberg Skating Palace
Sochi Park ©
Sochi Park

2
nights
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.
When in Volgograd, make a side trip to see Lotus lake in Krasny Buksir, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, get outside with Alley of Poplars, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin, and let little ones run wild at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Volgograd trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Sochi to Volgograd in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Samara.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lotus lake
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

3
nights
Samara

Samara ©
A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
Take a break from Samara with a short trip to Zhiguli State Natural Biosphere Reserve in Bakhilova Polyana, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Tarzaniya, delve into the mystery of Galileo Park, get your game on at KOTeynya Chukotka, and ponder the design of Samara Embankment.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Samara online holiday builder .

You can fly from Volgograd to Samara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Samara Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Volgograd in June, plan for little chillier days in Samara, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kazan.

Things to do in Samara

Fun & Games Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Zhiguli State Natural Biosphere Reserve
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Galileo Park ©
Galileo Park

4
nights
Kazan

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Take a break from Kazan with a short trip to Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve in Raifa, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kazan Kremlin, have some family-friendly fun at KidSpace, let little ones run wild at Shooting Complex Olimp, and admire the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Samara to Kazan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Samara Time (SAMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. June in Kazan sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve
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Room Escape Games
Blue Lakes ©
Blue Lakes
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin

4
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Get out of town with these interesting Yekaterinburg side-trips: Seven Brothers Rocks (in Verkh-Neyvinsky), Shihan Mountain (in Snezhinsk) and Ice Arena (in Pervouralsk). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Rapid Revun, get in on the family fun at Dom Strakhov, get your game on at MYAU, and head outdoors with Rocks of Peter Gronsky.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kazan in July, expect Yekaterinburg to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zlatoust.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamensk-Uralsky, Seven Brothers Rocks, Ice Arena, Shihan Mountain
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3
nights
Zlatoust

Zlatoust ©
Zlatoust is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Ay River (in the Kama basin), 160km west of Chelyabinsk. When in Zlatoust, make a side trip to see Lake Turgoyak in Miass, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Otkliknoi Greben. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Mountain Kruglitsa. There's more to do: stroll through Zlatoust Pond.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zlatoust trip builder .

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Zlatoust by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yekaterinburg to Zlatoust is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Zlatoust

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Turgoyak
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Lake Turgoyak ©
Lake Turgoyak

2
nights
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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, get your game on at Science and Entertainment Centre Gravitatsiya, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Karaulnaya, and ski along the peaceful trails at Vetluzhanka.

Start your trip to Krasnoyarsk by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zlatoust to Krasnoyarsk. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Krasnoyarsk Time is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

4
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Step out of Irkutsk to go to Listvyanka and see The Great Baikal Trail, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, take a peaceful walk through Kaiskaya Forest, have some family-friendly fun at Time to Fly Aerodynamic Complex, and enjoy some diversion at Sport Entertainment Complex Laser People.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Irkutsk trip planning site .

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. In July in Irkutsk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Skriper, The Great Baikal Trail, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park
The Great Baikal Trail ©
The Great Baikal Trail

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Yelizovo (Kozelskiy Volcano & Kronotskiy Reserve) and Paratunskiye Hot Spring (in Paratunka).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky trip planner .

Getting from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Irkutsk in July: high temperatures in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yelizovo, Kamchatka Peninsula, Paratunskiye Hot Spring
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Volcano Mutnovsky ©
Volcano Mutnovsky
Kamchatka Peninsula ©
Kamchatka Peninsula
Mishennaya Sopka ©
Mishennaya Sopka

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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.
Take a break from St. Petersburg with a short trip to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Poltavskaya 7, find something for the whole family at Divo Ostrov, and admire the majestic nature at National Park Shhuchye Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

Getting from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in July, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Nature Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Eco Path ©
Eco Path

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