14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Bus to Pulkovo, Fly to Moscow
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Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 1 night
Fly
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Sochi
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes White Nights Travel, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Russian Railway Museum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at The Shadow Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, examine the collection at Russian Railway Museum, then see a show at Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, then take in a show at Mariinskiy-2, and finally get engrossed in the history at Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Veliky Novgorod

— 2 nights
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Novgorodskiy Muzey-Zapovednik, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beresta SPA Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Transfiguration, take in the spiritual surroundings of Perynskiy Skete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Philip the Apostle and St. Nicholas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod trip website.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

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Moscow

— 3 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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Red Square, ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Stadium Zorkiy, then see the interesting displays at Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, and finally see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to Moscow by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. March in Moscow sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Kazan

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument Carriage of Catherine II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Life. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument of Musa Jalil.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan trip builder site.

Getting from Moscow to Kazan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kazan, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Sochi

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Step off the beaten path and head to "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center and Mountain Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Agura Waterfalls and Tirol Club. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, trek along Path of Health, enjoy the sea views from Adler Lighthouse, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Sochi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sochi day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Sochi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in March, expect Sochi to be much hotter, temps between 15°C and 5°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
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Russia travel guide

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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.