15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Kazan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vladimir
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Madrid

6
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Palace Stables.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to St. Petersburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be little chillier, around -1°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

2
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
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 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, explore the galleries of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", thentake a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyr Barbara.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kazan trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, expect Kazan to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church in Honor of St. Alexis, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, thenget curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, thenexamine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir journey builder website.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius ©
Cathedral of Saint Demetrius

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Basil's Cathedral and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, and admire the striking features of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip tool.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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