28 days in Russia Itinerary

28 days in Russia Itinerary

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Yekaterinburg
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Kazan
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Nizhny Novgorod
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Moscow
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St. Petersburg
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Kaliningrad
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Sochi
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Yekaterinburg — 2 nights

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
On the 4th (Thu), walk around Forest Park of Foresters of Russia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Monitoring And Rehabilitation Center For Predatory Birds Kholzan, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Talc Stone Lake. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Embankment of Working Youth, then get your game on at Dom Strakhov, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Yekaterinburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Yekaterinburg is 2 hours. In August, Yekaterinburg is colder than Dammam - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.
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Kazan — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Kazan Kremlin and Kul Sharif Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa Lake (in Raifa) and City Lake (in Zelenodolsk). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Water Canal Bulak, view the masterpieces at Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and admire the local landmark of Monument Fountain Kazan.

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You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Kazan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Nizhny Novgorod — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, and finally get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

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Getting from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.
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Moscow — 5 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

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You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg — 6 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

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You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad — 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Bring the kids along to Kurshskaya Kosa and Research vessel "Vityaz". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: Yantarnyy (Beach Promenade & M. Becker Park) and Tikhoye Lake (in Svetlogorsk). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, and make a trip to Monument to Baltic Sailors.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sochi.
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Sochi — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Skytown Sochi will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Wet Canyon of River Psakho in Galitsino (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Black Sea Diving College Day Classes, explore the striking landscape at Akhshtyrskoe Gorge, get in on the family fun at Sochi Park, and admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park.

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Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Sochi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Sochi. In August, Sochi is a bit warmer than Kaliningrad - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Russia travel guide

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
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