30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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Sochi
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Moscow
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Sochi

— 3 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.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Park, and find something for the whole family at Sochi Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sochi online trip builder.

Chennai, India to Sochi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. In November, Sochi is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Volgograd.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Volgograd

— 4 nights
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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, get to know the fascinating history of Alley of the Heroes, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Volgograd trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Sochi to Volgograd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sochi in November, plan for much colder days in Volgograd, with highs around 5°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

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.
Explore Kazan's surroundings by going to Raifa (Raifa Monastery & Trinity Cathedral). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Volgograd in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kazan: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

St. Petersburg

— 7 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, and walk around Catherine Palace and Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel website.

You can fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 19:

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort XI Donhoff.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kaliningrad online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in November: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Moscow

— 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Dubrovitsy to see Church of The Holy Virgin about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, see the interesting displays at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moscow sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in November; daily highs in Moscow reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

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.