18 days in Russia Itinerary

18 days in Russia Itinerary

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18 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  8​h
1
Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Tobolsk
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Tyumen
— Few hours
4
Omsk
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Novosibirsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Irkutsk
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Olkhon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
9
Irkutsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Prague

4
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kolyada Theater as well as Yekaterinburg History Museum. Get in touch with nature at Talc Stone Lake and Weir on river Iset. Let the collections at Wonder Park Galileo and Bazhov Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Ascension, appreciate the history behind Monument to Mamin-Sibiryak, examine the collection at President Center of Boris Eltsin, and admire the landmark architecture of Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg online trip itinerary planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Yekaterinburg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Prague to Yekaterinburg. Traveling from Prague in April, expect Yekaterinburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tobolsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Talc Stone Lake, St. Nicholas Church
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Yekaterinburg History Museum ©
Yekaterinburg History Museum
Wonder Park Galileo ©
Wonder Park Galileo
Bazhov Museum ©
Bazhov Museum

1
night
Tobolsk

Tobolsk ©
Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh Rivers. On the 24th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Pavel, examine the collection at Rentereya, and then examine the collection at The Governor's Palace Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tobolsk trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Yekaterinburg to Tobolsk with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Tobolsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Church of Peter and Pavel ©
Church of Peter and Pavel

few
hours
Tyumen

Tyumen
The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then identify plant and animal life at Gilevskaya Grove, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Peter and Pavel.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tyumen sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tobolsk to Tyumen by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tyumen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Parks Museums Nightlife
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1
day
Omsk

Omsk ©
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Omsk Regional Museum of The Fine Arts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskij sobor), then get to know the fascinating history of Irtysh Gates of Omsk Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Omsk trip planner .

Getting from Tyumen to Omsk by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tyumen to Omsk due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Omsk

Historic Sites Museums
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3
nights
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Appreciate the collections at Children and Youth Centre Planetarium and Museum of the History of West Siberian Railway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turkish Baths and Cathedral of Ascension (Voznesensky Sobor). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Novosibirsk Zoo, see the interesting displays at Museum of The Sun, take in the views from Novosibirskiy Metromost, and get to know the fascinating history of The Lenina Square.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Novosibirsk travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Omsk to Novosibirsk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Museum of Nature ©
Museum of Nature

2
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Galileo Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, then see the interesting displays at V. Surikov's Memorial Estate, and finally admire the striking features of Intercession Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Krasnoyarsk online travel planner .

You can fly from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Intercession Cathedral ©
Intercession Cathedral
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel ©
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel

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hours
Irkutsk

Irkutsk
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
On the 4th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sign.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Irkutsk day trip planning app .

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Olkhon.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites
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nights
Olkhon

Olkhon ©
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to Shamanka Rock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Reigning Mother of God, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Sagan-Khushun, and finally head outdoors with Hoboy Cape.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Olkhon holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Irkutsk to Olkhon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Olkhon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Khuzhir
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Hoboy Cape ©
Hoboy Cape
Cape Sagan-Khushun ©
Cape Sagan-Khushun

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nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore by horseback at Pribaikalskiy National Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, examine the collection at Church of the Savior, Exhibit Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior of the Holy Face, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Harlampiyevskaya Archangel Michael Church, then see the interesting displays at Sidorov State Mineralogical Museum, and finally examine the collection at Eksperimentary Museum of Entertaining Science.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olkhon to Irkutsk. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Nature Wildlife Trails
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Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park
Monument to Peter and Fevronia ©
Monument to Peter and Fevronia
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