30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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30 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Volgograd
— 3 nights
5
Moscow
— 6 nights
6
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Belgrade

8
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.
Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and walk around Catherine Palace and Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner .

Belgrade, Serbia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Belgrade in November, with highs in St. Petersburg at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky ©

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.
On the 13th (Wed), hit the bull's-eye at Shooting Complex Olimp, see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then explore the galleries of Kazan Kremlin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kazan are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Museum ©
Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda"

3
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.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, get outside with Alley of Poplars, let the kids burn off some steam at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park, and make a trip to The Eternal Flame.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Volgograd trip planner .

You can fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kazan in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park ©
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Moscow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in November, expect nights in Moscow to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum) and Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, and stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Moscow to Yaroslavl takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kostroma, Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Change things up with a short trip to Beach Promenade in Yantarnyy (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Curonian Spit National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Fort XI Donhoff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and explore and take pictures at Research vessel "Vityaz".

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaliningrad day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Kaliningrad in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaroslavl to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yaroslavl in November; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

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