15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
2
Krasnodar
— 2 nights
3
Gelendzhik
— 3 nights
4
Anapa
— 1 day
5
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
6
Moscow
— 3 nights

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. On the next day, kick back and relax at Beach Laskovy, then explore the activities along Neva Embankments, and then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg road trip app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Pulkovo Airport. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Krasnodar.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Nature
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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
Krasnodar

Krasnodar ©
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Krasnodar state history and archeology culture preserve named after E.D. Felitsyn, pause for some serene contemplation at Voyskovoy sobor svyatogo blagovernogo knyazya Aleksandra Nevskogo, and then kick back and relax at Old Kuban City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, then explore the world behind art at The Krasnodar Regional Art Museum Of Kovalenko, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elijah Church, and finally head outdoors with Basket-Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krasnodar travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Krasnodar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in September: high temperatures in Krasnodar hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Krasnodar

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Basket-Hall ©
Basket-Hall

3
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Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Get outdoors at Sudzhukskaya Bay-Bar and Arkhipo-Osipovka Delphinarium. Saint Springs Neberdzhai and The Storm Gates will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gelendzhik: Upside Down House (in Abrau-Durso) and Monument to the Founders of Novorossiysk (in Novorossiysk). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gelendzhik Historical Local Lore Museum and admire the masterpieces at Gallery Belaya Loshad.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gelendzhik trip builder app.

Getting from Krasnodar to Gelendzhik by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Gelendzhik can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Anapa.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Novorossiysk, Arkhipo-Osipovka Delphinarium, The Storm Gates, Saint Springs Neberdzhai
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Monument to the Founders of Novorossiysk ©
Monument to the Founders of Novorossiysk
Gelendzhik Historical Local Lore Museum ©
Gelendzhik Historical Local Lore Museum
Gallery Belaya Loshad ©
Gallery Belaya Loshad

1
day
Anapa

Anapa ©
Like many other destinations in the Black Sea region, Anapa remains under the radar for most foreign travelers, despite its popularity among Russian families.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lermontov Arbour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Onuphrius, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zolotaya Bukha Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Anapa trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Gelendzhik to Anapa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Anapa are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Anapa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Church of St. Onuphrius ©
Church of St. Onuphrius

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You've added The Church of the Holy Family, Honey Bridge, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Kurshskaya Kosa, admire the striking features of The Church of the Holy Family, then trek along Amalienau. Guide in Kaliningrad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Viewing Tower Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral, then take in the views from Honey Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Brandenburg Gate.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Anapa to Kaliningrad takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Anapa to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anapa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kaliningrad: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Viewing Tower Lighthouse ©
Viewing Tower Lighthouse

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armoury Chamber and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Serpukhov History and Art Museum (in Serpukhov) and Danki (Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve & The Bison Breeding Centre). There's more to do: explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin and enjoy the sand and surf at Meshherskoye.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Moscow online trip builder.

Fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in September, you will find days in Moscow are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Danki, Serpukhov History and Art Museum
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Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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