10 days in Vladimir, Yekaterinburg & Irkutsk Itinerary

10 days in Vladimir, Yekaterinburg & Irkutsk Itinerary

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10 days in Vladimir, Yekaterinburg & Irkutsk Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Vladimir
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Subway + Foot + Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
2
Yekaterinburg
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Irkutsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Suzdal (Suzdal Kremlin, Museum of Wooden Architecture, &more) and Aesthete Museum "Gzhel" (in Mstera). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, engage your brain at Spoon Museum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Filer & Shalopai, and examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir route site .

Atlanta, USA to Vladimir is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Atlanta to Vladimir. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Aesthete Museum "Gzhel", Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

1
night
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church on the Blood, contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset, and then take some stellar pictures from Visotsky Business Center Lookout. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Unknown Victims of Prisons and War Camps GULAG, then make a trip to Ganina Yama Monastery, and then get engrossed in the history at President Center of Boris Eltsin.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yekaterinburg tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Vladimir to Yekaterinburg in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vladimir to Yekaterinburg is 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Yekaterinburg can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Parks Nature
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Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Church on the Blood ©
Church on the Blood
Ganina Yama Monastery ©
Ganina Yama Monastery

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery of V. Bronshteyn, take an in-depth tour of Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, then admire the natural beauty at Volkonskikh Park, and finally don't miss a visit to 130 Kvartal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Nerpinary, explore the activities along Lake Baikal, then see the interesting displays at Baikal Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Yekaterinburg Time (YEKT) to Irkutsk Time (IRKT) is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yekaterinburg in February: high temperatures in Irkutsk hover around 17°F and lows are around -7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Listvyanka, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum

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