25 days in Mongolia & Russia Itinerary

25 days in Mongolia & Russia Itinerary

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
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Kharkhorin, Mongolia
— Few hours
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 1 day
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Omsk, Russia
— 1 day
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 1 day
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Kazan, Russia
— 1 day
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Sochi, Russia
— 1 day
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Anapa, Russia
— 1 day
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Petrozavodsk, Russia
— Few hours
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Kostroma, Russia
— Few hours
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Rostov, Russia
— 1 day
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 1 day
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Vladimir, Russia
— Few hours
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Silk Road Complex Monument [Migration], admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Genghis Khan Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ulaanbaatar journey planning site.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach 11°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kharkhorin.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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History Museum
National History Museum
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Architectural Building
Gandantegchenling Monastery
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Kharkhorin, Mongolia

Kharkhorin
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kharkhorin trip planning app.

Drive from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin in 5.5 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Kharkhorin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Irkutsk, Russia

Irkutsk ©

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
On the 15th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of The Epiphany, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter and Fevronia, then appreciate the history behind Tourist Monument, then appreciate the history behind Monument to The Dog, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Babr.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk trip planning site.

Getting from Kharkhorin to Irkutsk by car takes about 18 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

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Omsk, Russia

Omsk ©
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fountain at Tarskaya Street, steep yourself in history at Tara gates, then don't miss a visit to Buchholz Square, then explore the world behind art at The Omsk Regional Museum of The Fine Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Omsk Fortress Historical and Cultural Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Omsk online visit planner.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Omsk in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Irkutsk to Omsk. In April in Omsk, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Omsk

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Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Miniature Map of the Territory of Voznesensk Hill in 1936, then contemplate the long history of Church on the Blood, then explore the activities along Weir on river Iset, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

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

You can fly from Omsk to Yekaterinburg in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omsk to Yekaterinburg. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yekaterinburg to Kazan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan due to the time zone difference. In April in Kazan, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

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Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque
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World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin
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Architectural Building
Leaning Suyumbike Tower
4.6

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Sochi, Russia

Sochi ©

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, then head outdoors with Skypark Sochi, then walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sochi day trip tool.

You can fly from Kazan to Sochi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in April: high temperatures in Sochi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Anapa.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Anapa, Russia

Anapa ©
Like many other destinations in the Black Sea region, Anapa remains under the radar for most foreign travelers, despite its popularity among Russian families.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along The Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum and Preserve, then take an in-depth tour of Gorgippiya Anapa Archeological Museum, and finally ponder the design of Central Fountain.

Discover how to plan a Anapa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Sochi to Anapa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Anapa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Anapa

Museums
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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Anapa to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Anapa in April, with highs in St. Petersburg at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Petrozavodsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Must see
The State Hermitage Museum
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
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Petrozavodsk, Russia

Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27km. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): walk around Pribrezhny Park Pobedy and Onezhskaya Embankment, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter the Great, and then examine the collection at Karelian State Museum of Local Lore.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Petrozavodsk route planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Petrozavodsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kostroma.

Things to do in Petrozavodsk

Museums · Parks
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Kostroma, Russia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Susaninskaya Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kostroma attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Petrozavodsk to Kostroma takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rostov.
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Rostov, Russia

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rostov travel route planner.

Getting from Kostroma to Rostov by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Rostov can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Rostov

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Nizhny Novgorod ©

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of State Bank and then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod itinerary tool.

Getting from Rostov to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

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Castle
The Kremlin
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Vladimir, Russia

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.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Vladimir road trip planner.

Take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, ride with the locals on Moscow Metro, admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber, and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip website.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Must see
Red Square
4.7

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