17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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17 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h
1
Volgograd
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Kazan
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Moscow
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
On the 5th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volgograd online vacation maker .

Mumbai, India to Volgograd is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Volgograd. Traveling from Mumbai in June, things will get a bit cooler in Volgograd: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kazan.

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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

1
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kazan day trip planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in June; daily highs in Kazan reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

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

2
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Verhnevolzhskaya Embankment, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, then make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, and finally appreciate the history behind Chkalov Monument. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Sculpture the Funny Goat, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod road trip site .

You can fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

4
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

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Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

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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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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll around Catherine Palace and Park, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg itinerary builder app .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Curonian Spit National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Kaliningrad online holiday maker .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral
Konigsberg Cathedral

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