20 days in Russia Itinerary

20 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sochi
— 3 nights
2
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
3
Pskov
— 2 nights
4
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
5
Kostroma
— 3 nights
6
Tula
— 2 nights
7
Kazan
— 3 nights

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center and Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Agura Waterfalls, fly down the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Ear Make a Wish, and head outdoors with Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

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Mumbai, India to Sochi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Sochi, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in February, expect Sochi to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
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Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunker Museum and Immanuel Kant's Grave. Step out of Kaliningrad to go to Zelenogradsk and see Zelenogradsk Promenade, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sochi to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sochi in February; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 2°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zelenogradsk Promenade
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Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean
Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Zelenogradsk Promenade ©
Zelenogradsk Promenade

2
nights
Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument In Memory of the Ledovoye Battle, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Pushkin and Arina Rodionovna, then don't miss a visit to Pskov Kreml/ Krom, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument the Street Lantern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, and finally make a trip to Holy Transfiguration Mirozh Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pskov trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kaliningrad to Pskov by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Pskov is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kaliningrad in February: high temperatures in Pskov hover around 0°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pechory, Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©
Pskov Kreml/ Krom ©
Pskov Kreml/ Krom

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, then appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, then see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. George Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets).

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod journey app.

Drive from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kostroma.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

3
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm and Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kostroma: Yaroslavl (Private Museum Music and Time & Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Susaninskaya Square, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, and pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of st Ipaty.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kostroma trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Veliky Novgorod to Kostroma takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Kostroma, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
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Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Susaninskaya Square ©
Susaninskaya Square
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time

2
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, then admire the striking features of Tula Kremlin Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, and finally see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation and then don't miss a visit to Monument to Tula Gingerbread.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tula itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kostroma to Tula by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yasnaya Polyana
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana

3
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 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Life, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then don't miss a visit to Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, then admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, and then go for a walk through Kremlyovskaya Embankment.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kazan travel route planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tula to Kazan in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Kazan sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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