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
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Vladimir
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Volgograd
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Moscow Zoo and Moskvarium. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Moscow planning app .

Adelaide, Australia to Moscow is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Moscow is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo ©
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo

1
night
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
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 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, then get curious at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci, and finally have fun and explore at Chocolate Studio.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vladimir online travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Childrens Museums Museums Shopping
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Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption 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 29th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, pause for some photo ops at Chkalov Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Divo Ostrov and Ekzoopark. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, find something for the whole family at Rock Town, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip planner.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Planet Neptune Oceanarium ©
Planet Neptune Oceanarium

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 8th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, walk around Volgograd-Baku Friendship Park, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park, then look and learn at Volgograd Planetarium, and then brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Volgograd online tour planner .

Fly from St. Petersburg to Volgograd in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, you will find days in Volgograd are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Volgograd-Baku Friendship Park ©
Volgograd-Baku Friendship Park
Volgograd Planetarium ©
Volgograd Planetarium
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

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