31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kazan
— 4 nights
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Krasnoyarsk
— 1 night
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Irkutsk
— 1 night
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Kazan — 4 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Raifa (Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, ponder the design of Fountains Cascade, and contemplate the waterfront views at Water Canal Bulak.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kazan day trip app.

Parkes, Australia to Kazan is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Volgograd.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Volgograd — 4 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.
Volgograd is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Volgograd trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kazan in June, expect nights in Volgograd to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Vladimir.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chambers Cultural and Educational Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and then examine the collection at Spoon Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Volgograd to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Nizhny Novgorod — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and make a trip to State Bank.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Moscow — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moscow online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Kaliningrad.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Kaliningrad — 1 night

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.
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Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
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St. Petersburg — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker website.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Krasnoyarsk.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Krasnoyarsk — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around 1st of May Park, then head off the coast to Tatyshev Island, and then explore the activities along Enisey River.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krasnoyarsk tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Irkutsk.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Irkutsk — 1 night

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the FIre Vehicle and then shop like a local with Gallery of V. Bronshteyn.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Irkutsk day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk is 1 hour. July in Irkutsk sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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.
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