37 days in Russia Itinerary

37 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tula
— 3 nights
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 4 nights
4
Bogolyubovo
— 1 night
5
Murom
— 1 night
6
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
7
Kazan
— 4 nights
8
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
9
St. Petersburg
— 11 nights

3
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kulikovo field and Trinity Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tula State Museum of Weapons and Vysotskiy Monastyr'. Go for a jaunt from Tula to Podmoklovo to see Church of the Nativity of the Virgin about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of St. Alexander Nevskiy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tula trip planner.

Nha Trang, Vietnam to Tula is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Yasnaya Polyana, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Trinity Church, Kulikovo field
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Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin ©
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin

4
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.
Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

4
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Popular historic sites such as The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Trinity Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) and Cathedral of the Assumption. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh (in Komyagino), Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo) and Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, steep yourself in history at Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity, don't miss a visit to Boris and Gleb Monastery, and explore the activities along Saint Sergius of Radonezh Spring.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sergiyev Posad trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Sergiyev Posad are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bogolyubovo.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Radonezh, Cathedral of the Assumption, Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Saint Nicholas Temple, Boris and Gleb Monastery
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

1
night
Bogolyubovo

Bogolyubovo ©
On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Transfiguration.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Bogolyubovo driving holiday site.

Getting from Sergiyev Posad to Bogolyubovo by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Murom.

Things to do in Bogolyubovo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Transfiguration
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Transfiguration ©
Church of The Transfiguration
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery ©
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery

1
night
Murom

Murom
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church on the Embankment (Nikolo-Naberezhnaya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Convent, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of the Annunciation, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosmodemyanskaya Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Murom route builder app.

Getting from Bogolyubovo to Murom by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites
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4
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Kremlin and Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fedorovsky Embankment and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Michael the Archangel Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod road trip planning website.

Drive from Murom to Nizhny Novgorod in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

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

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kazan Kremlin and Annunciation Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kul Sharif Mosque and Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva. Venture out of the city with trips to Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kazan route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sviyazhsk
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Fort XI Donhoff will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Kurshskaya Kosa and Arnau Church. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Altes Haus and pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad road trip planner.

Fly from Kazan to Kaliningrad in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kazan to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Arnau Church
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Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

11
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of New Peterhof Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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