32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
3
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
6
Kazan
— 3 nights
7
Vladivostok
— 4 nights
8
Sochi
— 2 nights
9
Kolomna
— 1 night
10
Tula
— 2 nights
11
Moscow
— 3 nights
12
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Shadow Museum, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg vacation planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to St. Petersburg is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to St. Petersburg. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens ©
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens

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Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, thensee the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, and finally admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Veliky Novgorod itinerary planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and finally see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Spassky (St Saviour) Monastery, thensee the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Cathedral.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Veliky Novgorod to Yaroslavl in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rostov
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, thenexamine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, thentake an in-depth tour of Golden Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir route planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Chkalov Monument, step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, thendon't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, thentake an in-depth tour of Rukavishnikovykh Usadba, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, thenget to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally meet the residents at Limpopo Zoo.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod sightseeing app.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Life. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, thenexamine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Chak-Chak.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Kazan

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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

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Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Nikolai's Triumphal Arch/ Arch of Prince Nicholas and St. Seraphim Monastery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vladivostok Fortress and Vladivostok Christian Methodist Church. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Tokarevskiy mayak, make a trip to Golden Bridge, snap pictures at Russky Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Golden Horn Bay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vladivostok online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Vladivostok in 14.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kazan to Vladivostok due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kazan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vladivostok: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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S-56 Submarine Museum ©
S-56 Submarine Museum
The Museum of Pacific Fleet ©
The Museum of Pacific Fleet

2
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Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Agura Waterfalls, ponder the design of The Singing Fountains, glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, thenhit the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Park of Waterfalls Mendelikha, head outdoors with Gazprom Mountain-Tourist Centre, and then take in the awesome beauty at Roza Pik.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sochi trip planner.

Fly from Vladivostok to Sochi in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Vladivostok to Sochi due to the time zone difference. In October, Sochi is somewhat warmer than Vladivostok - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kolomna.

Things to do in Sochi

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Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex ©
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

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Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kolomyanka, examine the collection at Museum Pastila Factory, see the interesting displays at Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, thenexamine the collection at Kalachnaya, thensee the interesting displays at Tram Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin.

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Fly from Sochi to Kolomna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sochi in October, you will find days in Kolomna are cooler (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums
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Kalachnaya ©
Kalachnaya
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory

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Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum Moto Auto ART, browse the exhibits of Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes, see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons, thenstroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and finally explore the world behind art at Tula Museum of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at P. Krylov's Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Tula Gingerbread, thenadmire the striking features of Tula Kremlin Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tula vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Kolomna to Tula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Railway Museum, Yasnaya Polyana, Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Tula Museum of Fine Arts ©
Tula Museum of Fine Arts

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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.
Red Square and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Moscow Kremlin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption & Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

Drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sergiyev Posad
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Red Square ©
Red Square
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

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Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the World Ocean and Bunker Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Kurshskaya Kosa and Dancing Forest. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, get engrossed in the history at Friedland Gates Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, and pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad. Traveling from Moscow in October, expect nights in Kaliningrad to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dancing Forest
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

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