17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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17 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Moscow
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Moscow is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Moscow. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

6
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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peterhof Grand Palace, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and then explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, don't miss a visit to State Bank, then go for a walk through Rozhdestvenskaya Street, and finally get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod day trip website .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Rozhdestvenskaya Street ©
Rozhdestvenskaya Street

2
nights
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 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, and finally see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kazan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kazan, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, make a trip to The Eternal Flame, then pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, then appreciate the history behind 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and finally don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Volgograd trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kazan to Volgograd by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kazan in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

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

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