36 days in Russia Itinerary

36 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 7 nights
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Moscow
— 7 nights
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Volgograd
— 5 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Yekaterinburg
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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.
You've now added Peter and Paul Cathedral to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in St. Petersburg at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad — 7 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Zelenogradsk Promenade (in Zelenogradsk) and Baltiysk (German Memorial Cemetery, Cathedral of St. George of Baltic Fleet Cathedral, &more). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, get curious at Museum of the World Ocean, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Kaliningrad, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Moscow.
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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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

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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 to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kaliningrad in October: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Volgograd.
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Volgograd — 5 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Eternal Flame, appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, walk around Pobedi Park, and head outdoors with Alley of Poplars.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Volgograd trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Moscow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Kazan.
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Kazan — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Yuryevskaya Cave (in Tenishevo) and Raifa (Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael, Raifa Monastery, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kazan attractions planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Volgograd in October: highs in Kazan hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can fly to Yekaterinburg.
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Yekaterinburg — 4 nights

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ganina Yama Monastery, get curious at Museum of Architecture and Design, admire the masterpieces at Folk Arts Center Gamayun, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church on the Blood.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Yekaterinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kazan in November, things will get a bit cooler in Yekaterinburg: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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