12 days in Russia Itinerary

12 days in Russia Itinerary

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12 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Suzdal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Boris and Gleb, and finally see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, then see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzdal planner .

New Delhi, India to Suzdal is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Suzdal is minus 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of Boris and Gleb ©
Church of Boris and Gleb
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

4
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia and Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as Church of Prince Demitry the Martyr and Mouse Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin (in Rostov), Uglich Kremlin (in Uglich) and Kostroma (Museum of Wooden Architecture & Monastery of st Ipaty). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl travel planner .

Traveling by car from Suzdal to Yaroslavl takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kostroma, Rostov, Uglich, Mouse Museum
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Mouse Museum ©
Mouse Museum

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Popular historic sites such as Beach Promenade and Bunker Museum are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at MURARIUM Art-Collection of Cats and Svetlogorsk Embankment. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Dancing Forest (in Rybachy) and Zelenogradsk Promenade (in Zelenogradsk). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, make a trip to Fishing Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Yaroslavl to Kaliningrad in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yaroslavl to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. June in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Dancing Forest, Svetlogorsk Embankment, Beach Promenade
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Dancing Forest ©
Dancing Forest

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