16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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Drive to London Gatwick Airport, Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Train
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Drive to Domodedovo International Airport, Fly to London Gatwick Airport, Drive to Gillingham

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Moscow

— 5 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.
Attractions like Red Square and Moscow Kremlin make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and browse the exhibits of Melnikov House.

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Gillingham, UK to Moscow is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Gillingham to Moscow. Traveling from Gillingham in March, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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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.
Bring the kids along to The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, head off the coast to Yelagin Island, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress.

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You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Nizhny Novgorod

— 3 nights

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Kids will enjoy The Kremlin and Galileo Park. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, and pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Vladimir

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, then examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chocolate Studio.

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Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Russia travel guide

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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.