30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kazan
— 2 nights
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
3
Vladimir
— 2 nights
4
Moscow
— 4 nights
5
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
6
St. Petersburg
— 10 nights
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
8
Volgograd
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kazan is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kazan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod trip maker website.

You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

2
nights
Vladimir

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Spoon Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Basil's Monastery (Vasilevsky monastyr), thenexamine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vladimir tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

4
nights
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, walk around Patriarch's Pond, and browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, thenpause for some photo ops at Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment.

Before you visit Yaroslavl, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Moscow to Yaroslavl by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

10
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and browse the exhibits of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg online attractions planner.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa. On the next day, expand your understanding of the military at Fort XI Donhoff, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kaliningrad route planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Nature Historic Sites
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

2
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, make a trip to The Eternal Flame, thenappreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, thenmake a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, and finally don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Square of Grief and then take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Volgograd takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kaliningrad to Volgograd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

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