16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Suzdal
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
4
Ruskeala
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
5
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at N. Nuzhin City Exhibition Hall. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Gregory the Theologian and then see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yaroslavl trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Bangkok, Thailand to Yaroslavl is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bangkok to Yaroslavl. Traveling from Bangkok in July, you will find days in Yaroslavl are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are much colder (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Suzdal.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rostov
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time

2
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, then examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), and finally examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Trinity Church Museum, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, then examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Suzdal trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Suzdal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Golden Gate ©
Golden Gate

1
day
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, then see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Suzdal to Veliky Novgorod takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ruskeala.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum

1
day
Ruskeala

Ruskeala ©
On the 1st (Thu), admire the sheer force of Ruskeala Waterfalls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ruskeala Mountain Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ruskeala trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Veliky Novgorod to Ruskeala takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, train, and car. Traveling from Veliky Novgorod to Ruskeala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Ruskeala

Parks Nature
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Ruskeala Waterfalls ©
Ruskeala Waterfalls

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island and Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve and Pavlovsk State Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Neva Embankments, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, explore the world behind art at Erarta Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Ruskeala to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ruskeala to St. Petersburg. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve ©
Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve
Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines ©
Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines
Erarta Museum ©
Erarta Museum

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step out of the city life by going to Beach Promenade and Kaliningrad Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Dancing Forest and Zelenogradsk Promenade. Change things up with a short trip to Sun Clock Zodiak in Svetlogorsk (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Friedland Gates Museum, see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, and get curious at Museum of the World Ocean.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dancing Forest, Zelenogradsk Promenade, Sun Clock Zodiak, Beach Promenade
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Dancing Forest ©
Dancing Forest
Friedland Gates Museum ©
Friedland Gates Museum

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