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
train:  2​h 45​min
4
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, then admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Yaroslavl is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, you will find days in Yaroslavl are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet

2
nights
Suzdal

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

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Suzdal trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Suzdal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery, examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod road trip planning site .

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 take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
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Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Russian Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, browse the exhibits of Catherine Palace and Park, and admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip tool .

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

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

4
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kaliningrad Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Curonian Spit National Park and Museum of the World Ocean. Step out of Kaliningrad with an excursion to Beach Promenade in Yantarnyy--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave, examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad road trip tool .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. In August, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

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