24 days in Russia Itinerary

24 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adler
— 3 nights
2
Makhachkala
— 1 day
3
Gelendzhik
— 3 nights
4
Chelyabinsk
— 1 night
5
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
6
Tula
— 3 nights
7
Moscow
— 3 nights

3
nights
Adler

Adler ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Adler Market and Moremall. Get some cultural insight at Stalin's Summer Residence (Museum Of USSR History) and Surb Sargis Armavir Apostle Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Riviera Dolphinarium (in Sochi) and Soloniki Beach (in Soloniki).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Adler trip itinerary site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Adler is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Adler. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Adler hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Makhachkala.

Things to do in Adler

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Sochi
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Moremall ©
Moremall
Fisht Olympic Stadium ©
Fisht Olympic Stadium

1
day
Makhachkala

Makhachkala ©
Makhachkala is the capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Dagestan Museum of Fine Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Assumption Cathedral, then trek along Tarki-Tau, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Russian Teacher.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Makhachkala trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Adler to Makhachkala with the Route module. In August in Makhachkala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gelendzhik.

Things to do in Makhachkala

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Dagestan Museum of Fine Art ©
Dagestan Museum of Fine Art

3
nights
Gelendzhik

Gelendzhik ©
Situated along a Black Sea bay, the town of Gelendzhik is one of Russia's most popular summer destinations.
Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum and Glass Workshop will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Durso Beach and Plyazh Sady Morey. Explore Gelendzhik's surroundings by going to Abrau-Dyurso Zavod Shampanskikh Vin (in Abrau-Durso), The Old Park Cultural Center (in Kabardinka) and Monument Ensemble Line of Defense (in Novorossiysk). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Gelendzhik Casement Lighthouse, walk around Olympus Park of Leisure and Entertainments, make a splash at Zolotaya Bukhta Water Park, and don't miss a visit to White Bride Sculpture.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gelendzhik trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Makhachkala to Gelendzhik. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chelyabinsk.

Things to do in Gelendzhik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Novorossiysk, Kabardinka
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Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum ©
Cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov Museum
Abrau-Dyurso Zavod Shampanskikh Vin ©
Abrau-Dyurso Zavod Shampanskikh Vin
Gelendzhik Casement Lighthouse ©
Gelendzhik Casement Lighthouse

1
night
Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk
The industrial city of Chelyabinsk has a markedly Soviet feel, but is a great destination for exploring mountain life in Russia.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Chelyabinsk Museum of Regional Studies, then head outdoors with City Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Eternal Flame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Gagarin Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Focus, and then steep yourself in history at Alexander Nevsky Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chelyabinsk holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Gelendzhik to Chelyabinsk takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) is 2 hours. In August, Chelyabinsk is little chillier than Gelendzhik - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Chelyabinsk

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Eternal Flame
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3
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uglich Kremlin and Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum and Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: Rostov (Assumption Cathedral, Rostov Finifti Museum, &more), Kostroma (Fire Tower, Trade rows, &more) and Uglich (Museum Svistulki & Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church and admire the landmark architecture of Voznesenskiye Barracks.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl route site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Chelyabinsk to Yaroslavl in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chelyabinsk to Yaroslavl, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rostov, Uglich, Kostroma
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St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin

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nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polenov Residence State Museum and Kulikovo field. Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve and Tula Museum of Samovars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Kurs Shopping and Recreation Centre (in Stupino), Church of the Resurrection (in Tarusa) and Trinity Church (in Bekhovo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, make a trip to Monument to Tula Gingerbread, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Drive from Yaroslavl to Tula in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Kaluga, Kurs Shopping and Recreation Centre, Yasnaya Polyana, Church of the Resurrection, Polenov Residence State Museum
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Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the striking features of GUM, examine the collection at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), and get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary website.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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