19 days in Russia Itinerary

19 days in Russia Itinerary

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19 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Volgograd
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Adelaide

3
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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow road trip app .

Adelaide, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Moscow, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in October, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Church of The Holy Virgin
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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)

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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace, and make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg day trip app .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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

3
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.
On the 25th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and then appreciate the history behind Monument to Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, appreciate the history behind Chkalov Monument, make a trip to Verhnevolzhskaya Embankment, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

3
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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Volgograd Railway Station, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alley of the Heroes, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin, don't miss a visit to Orthodox Chapel in Honor of the Uryupinsk Icon of Our Lady, then take in the waterfront at Central embankment of Volgograd, and finally make a trip to The Eternal Flame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pavlov's House, brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, then pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, and finally appreciate the history behind 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Volgograd takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
Pavlov's House ©
Pavlov's House

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