22 days in India & Russia Itinerary

22 days in India & Russia Itinerary

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22 days in India & Russia Itinerary

Start: Rabat, Morocco
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Udaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Goa, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
4
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Suzdal, Russia
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + train + subway + train:  7​h 30​min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Rabat, Morocco


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2
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, then identify plant and animal life at Elefriend, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Moti Dungari Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elefunenjoy, and then learn about all things military at Nahargarh Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jaipur trip planner.

Rabat, Morocco to Jaipur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Rabat in January, expect nights in Jaipur to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Moti Dungari Temple ©
Moti Dungari Temple
Nahargarh Fort ©
Nahargarh Fort
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

2
nights
Udaipur, India

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrinathji Temple, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Udaipur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gothwal Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Udaipur trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Udaipur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shrinathji Temple
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
City Palace of Udaipur ©
City Palace of Udaipur
Gothwal Art ©
Gothwal Art

2
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shanta Durga Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Francis of Assissi, and then admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobor Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Rita's Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Udaipur to Goa in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Udaipur, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Goa, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

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.
Visit Red Square and Cathedral Square for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries and Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Krutitskoe Podvorye, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at L. Tolstoi's Khamovniki Memorial Estate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Moscow day trip planner.

Fly from Goa to Moscow in 12 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Moscow is colder than Goa - with highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Krutitskoe Podvorye ©
Krutitskoe Podvorye

2
nights
Suzdal, Russia

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Center of National Creativity of Suzdal, then examine the collection at Wax Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum Staraya Apteka, then take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Suzdal holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Moscow to Suzdal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
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Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas ©
Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery ©
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and The Bath Block. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum and Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, stroll the grounds of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Suzdal to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum ©
Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum

4
nights
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get some historical perspective at Fort XI Donhoff and Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Kurshskaya Kosa and Beach Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: German Brakhert's House Museum (in Otradnoye), Nesselbek (in Orlovka) and Museum of Skulls and Skeletons (in Zelenogradsk). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Altes Haus and contemplate the long history of Brandenburg Gate.

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, things will get a bit warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

German Brakhert's House Museum, Nesselbek, Museum of Skulls and Skeletons, Beach Promenade
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Altes Haus ©
Altes Haus
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

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