30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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30 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Omsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Tyumen
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  3 h
4
Yekaterinburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Novosibirsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Krasnoyarsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Irkutsk
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
8
Ulan-Ude
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and then make a trip to Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow tour planner.

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Moscow is minus 2 hours. In May, Moscow is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

2
nights
Omsk

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.
Omsk is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Plumber Stepanych, browse the collection at Omsk Regional State Scientific Library (Alexander Pushkin), steep yourself in history at Tara gates, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskij sobor).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Omsk sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Omsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Moscow to Omsk due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Omsk when traveling from Moscow in May, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Omsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskij sobor) ©
Achairsky Holy Cross Monastery ©
Achairsky Holy Cross Monastery

2
nights
Tyumen

Tyumen ©
The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Hot spring Sosnoviy Bor, identify plant and animal life at Gilevskaya Grove, take in panoramic vistas at Water Tower, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Homeless Dog, and finally walk around Skver Sibirskikh Koshek. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Trio, walk around City Park of Culture and Leisure of Tyumen, pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Kuznetsov, then take in the views from Bridge of Lovers (Pedestrian), and finally explore the activities along Embankment of Tura River.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tyumen using our trip planner.

You can fly from Omsk to Tyumen in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Omsk to Tyumen is minus 2 hours. In May in Tyumen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Tyumen

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Gilevskaya Grove ©
Gilevskaya Grove
Skver Sibirskikh Koshek ©
Skver Sibirskikh Koshek

3
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout, ponder the design of Fountain the Time Machine, take an in-depth tour of President Center of Boris Eltsin, and appreciate the history behind Memorial to the Unknown Victims of Prisons and War Camps GULAG.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tyumen to Yekaterinburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout
Ganina Yama Monastery ©
Ganina Yama Monastery
Vaynera Street, Yekaterinburg ©
Vaynera Street, Yekaterinburg

2
nights
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
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.
On the 26th (Tue), stroll around Park at Ordzhonikidze St., meet the residents at Novosibirsk Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Skul'ptura Stsena Pokupki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Glory monument. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Signalers Alley Named after A.I. Nikulin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lenina Square, then find something for the whole family at Wonder Park Galileo, and finally see the interesting displays at Children and Youth Centre Planetarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Novosibirsk trip builder site .

Fly from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of St. Nicholas ©
Chapel of St. Nicholas
Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Glory monument ©
Glory monument

3
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Krasnoyarsk is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park, get to know the resident critters at Roev Ruchey Zoo, pause for some photo ops at The Memorial Complex in Honor of the 70th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, and contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk trip planner.

Fly from Novosibirsk to Krasnoyarsk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

6
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
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: Listvyanka (St. Nicholas Church, Nerpinary, &more), Angarsk (Victory Museum, Clock Museum, &more) and Taltsy Museum (in Taltsy). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, don't miss a visit to 130 Kvartal, get engrossed in the history at Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Irkutsk road trip planning app .

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Krasnoyarsk Time (KRAT) to Irkutsk Time (IRKT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Listvyanka, Angarsk, Lake Baikal, Taltsy Museum
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal

7
nights
Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude ©
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulan-Ude: Hot Spring Zagza (in Enkheluk), Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) (in Ivolginsk) and Mineral Springs Khalyuty (in Khalyuty). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha, examine the collection at Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Protection Church, and walk around Victory Memorial Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ulan-Ude journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ulan-Ude are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Mineral Springs Khalyuty, Hot Spring Zagza, Zabaykalye Peoples Ethnography Museum
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of History of Ulan-Ude ©
Museum of History of Ulan-Ude
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha ©
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) ©

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