15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights



— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Red Square and Meshherskoye. Relax by the water at Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast) and Bolshoi Gorodskoi Prud. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary maker app.

Helsinki, Finland to Moscow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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— 3 nights
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plyazh Sady Morey and Sudzhukskaya Bay-Bar. Attractions like Safari Park and Aqua Park Izumrudny Gorod make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Rimskaya Imperiya Park, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Workshop, make a splash at Del'finariy, and walk around The Old Park Cultural Center.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gelendzhik sightseeing site.

Getting from Moscow to Gelendzhik by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Moscow in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Gelendzhik: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Anapa.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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— 2 nights
Like many other destinations in the Black Sea region, Anapa remains under the radar for most foreign travelers, despite its popularity among Russian families.
On the 20th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphinarium, make a trip to Central Fountain, and then get to know the resident critters at Touching Zoo Vesyolaya Ferma. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along The Lighthouse, observe the fascinating underwater world at Anapa Dolphinarium (Nemo), and then make a trip to Lion's Head Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Anapa trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Gelendzhik to Anapa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Anapa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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St. Petersburg

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Laskovy and Kronshtadt City Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Holy Apostle and Evangelist John The Theologian, admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beach of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planning site.

You can fly from Anapa to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Anapa in July: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Russia travel guide

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.

Krasnodar Krai travel guide

Parks · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
Situated in Southern Russia and known as the "Granary of Russia," Krasnodar Krai offers travelers Mediterranean-style beach resorts as well as popular ski centers. Abundant in natural resources, the territory of this region has been inhabited by various tribes and peoples since ancient times. The Kuban River runs straight through the center of Krasnodar Krai, dividing its territory into the plains of the northern part and the more exotic landscapes of the Black Sea coast and the stunning Caucasus Mountains. A biosphere reserve on the alpine slopes of the Western Caucasus is a World Heritage Site and home to the European bison, a nearly-extinct species that was recently reintroduced from captivity. Nature enthusiasts will also love lakes, waterfalls, mineral waters, and caves along the Laba River. On the other hand, nearly 1,500 monuments and memorials dedicated to important battles and heroes of World War II provide numerous sightseeing opportunities for history lovers.