30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Novosibirsk
— 5 nights
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Irkutsk
— 6 nights
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Moscow
— 2 nights
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Moscow

— 4 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary website.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. In January, Moscow is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of -7°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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St. Petersburg

— 2 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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and take a tour of Cruiser Aurora.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Kazan

— 5 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.
Take a break from Kazan with a short trip to Raifa Monastery in Raifa, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kazan road trip site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Kazan by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, things will get little chillier in Kazan: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Novosibirsk

— 5 nights

Siberian Chicago

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Novosibirsk is known for zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Skul'ptura Stsena Pokupki, examine the collection at Children and Youth Centre Planetarium, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Nicholas, and take in the views from Bugrinsky Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Novosibirsk trip builder tool.

You can fly from Kazan to Novosibirsk in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Novosibirsk Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In January, Novosibirsk is slightly colder than Kazan - with highs of -15°C and lows of -24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:

Irkutsk

— 6 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Irkutsk: Taltsy Museum (in Taltsy) and Listvyanka (Nerpinary & Baikal Museum). Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, pause for some photo ops at Monument to The Dog, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of The Epiphany, and see the interesting displays at Church of the Savior of the Holy Face.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Irkutsk itinerary planning app.

Getting from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk. In January in Irkutsk, expect temperatures between -15°C during the day and -27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:

Moscow

— 2 nights

Third Rome

Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow day trip planning site.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Moscow in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Irkutsk in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Moscow: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Russia travel guide

4.7
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.