16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Kazan
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Ples
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Vladimir
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, then take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip itinerary maker tool .

Pune, India to Kazan is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pune to Kazan due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sviyazhsk
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

1
night
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Curonian Spit National Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, then get engrossed in the history at Friedland Gates Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Kaliningrad takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Nature Historic Sites
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Konigsberg Cathedral
Konigsberg Cathedral
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Nevsky Prospekt and Savior on the Spilled Blood will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and examine the collection at Menshikov's Great Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ples.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

1
day
Ples

Ples
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Ples Embankment, admire the masterpieces at Landscape Museum, then see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Isaak Ilisch Levitan, then view the masterpieces at Provincial ARTgallery-M, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Levitan.

Plan my day in Ples using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from St. Petersburg to Ples takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Ples

Museums Parks Nature
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2
nights
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 18th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, have fun and explore at Museum-Tale Babusya-Yagusya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, take an in-depth tour of Golden Gate, then examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ples to Vladimir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

2
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.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad). Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at GUM, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, then examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and finally get engrossed in the history at Bulgakov`s House Museum-Theatre.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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