24 days in Kamchatka Krai & Siberian District Itinerary

24 days in Kamchatka Krai & Siberian District Itinerary

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24 days in Kamchatka Krai & Siberian District Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  22 h
1
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Irkutsk
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Ulan-Ude
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
4
Listvyanka
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Krasnoyarsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Tomsk
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Belokurikha
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Artybash
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Zagreb

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ©
Step out of the city life by going to Khalaktyrsky Beach and Avachinskiy Vulkan, sopka Uglovaya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Small Valley of Geysers and Extrusion Camel. Venture out of the city with trips to Zelenovskiye Ozerki Hot Springs (in Razdolnyy) and Starichkov Island (in Yelizovo).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky online travel planner .

Zagreb, Croatia to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski Time is 11 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in July; daily highs in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamchatka Krai, Yelizovo, Zelenovskiye Ozerki Hot Springs
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Avachinskiy Vulkan, sopka Uglovaya ©
Vulcanarium Museum ©
Vulcanarium Museum
Kamchatka Peninsula ©
Kamchatka Peninsula

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Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Sign and Grave of Kalvits and Leongardt. Museum-lovers will appreciate Victory Museum and Labor Glory Museum. Take a break from Irkutsk with a short trip to Museum of Minerals in Angarsk, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Konny Island, take a peaceful walk through Kaiskaya Forest, pause for some photo ops at V.A. Obruchev Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of The Immaculate Heart of The Mother of God.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Irkutsk online holiday planner .

You can fly from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Irkutsk in 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Irkutsk. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in July, you will find days in Irkutsk are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Angarsk, Cape Skriper
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Victory Museum ©
Victory Museum
Museum of Minerals ©
Museum of Minerals

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Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude ©
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Protection Church, then examine the collection at Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum, then examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau, and finally view the masterpieces at Ethno Gallery Orda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Verkhneudinskiy Kupets, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mineral Springs Khalyuty, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulan-Ude driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ulan-Ude can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Mineral Springs Khalyuty, Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum
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Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) ©

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Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Great Baikal Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then examine the collection at Museum Retro Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Baikal Astrophysical Observatory, then examine the collection at Baikal Museum, then look for gifts at Baikal Bskie Souvenirs, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Listvyanka travel planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Ulan-Ude to Listvyanka in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Baikal Astrophysical Observatory ©
Baikal Astrophysical Observatory
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Literature Museum and V. Surikov's Memorial Estate. Visiting Gora Chernaya Sopka and Vetluzhanka will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration, admire the landmark architecture of House of Roman Catholic Priest, see the interesting displays at Museum of History of the Krasnoyarsk Railroad, and explore the engaging exhibits at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Krasnoyarsk trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Time to Krasnoyarsk Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Tomsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Gora Chernaya Sopka ©
Gora Chernaya Sopka
Literature Museum ©
Literature Museum

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Tomsk

Tomsk ©
Tomsk is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast in Russia, located on the Tom River. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Voskresenskaya Mountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Epiphany Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Investigative Prison of People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, then examine the collection at Zoological Museum of Tomsk State University, and finally shop like a local with Art Gallery. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Seversk Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Transfiguration, see the interesting displays at Tomsk Museum of the Wood, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery on Kartashova St. 12A, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church of Blessed Virgin Mary.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tomsk online journey planner .

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to Tomsk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belokurikha.

Things to do in Tomsk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Seversk Museum
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Seversk Museum ©
Seversk Museum
Lutheran Church of Blessed Virgin Mary ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration ©
Chapel of the Transfiguration

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Belokurikha

Belokurikha
Belokurikha is a town and a balneological resort in Altai Krai, Russia, located on the Bolshaya Belokurikha River 250km south of Barnaul, the administrative center of the krai. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll around Kamenny Ostrov Miniature Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of St. Nicholas, then cool off at Aquapark Belovodiye, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cerkovka Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Ski Resort Danilovka, then look for all kinds of wild species at Swan Natural Area, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Altai Metropolitan Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Belokurikha online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tomsk to Belokurikha takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Tomsk to Belokurikha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Artybash.

Things to do in Belokurikha

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Altai Metropolitan Church
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Artybash

Artybash
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Altaiskiy Reserve and then take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Korbu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Vanished Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascading Waterfalls Third River, and then get engrossed in the history at Private Ethnographic Museum Alta.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Artybash road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Belokurikha to Artybash takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Artybash

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Altaiskiy Reserve
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