41 days in Russia Itinerary

41 days in Russia Itinerary

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41 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rostov
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Uglich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Suzdal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Diveyevo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ryazan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Kolomna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Tula
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Kaluga
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
11
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
12
Pskov
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Vyborg
— 1 night
14
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
15
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), get engrossed in the history at The Armoury, then admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad).

Before you visit Moscow, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Milan, Italy to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Milan to Moscow. In April, Moscow is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rostov.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber
Red Square ©
Red Square

3
nights
Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Do some cultural sightseeing at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin and Rostov Finifti Museum. Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye and Museum of Church Antiquities will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, see the interesting displays at Palaty, and pause for some serene contemplation at Boris and Gleb Monastery.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rostov trip planner .

You can take a train from Moscow to Rostov in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. April in Rostov sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Uglich.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hedgehog Petrovic Museum, Boris and Gleb Monastery
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye

3
nights
Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Get some cultural insight at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum and Museum Svistulki. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uglich Kremlin and Museum of Merchantry of Myshkin Makhayev Dvor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uglich: Katskari Ethnographical Museum (in Martynovo), Kalyazin (Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin & House of Baba-Yaga) and Petr Smirnov Museum (in Myshkin). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Bicycle Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Prince Dimitriy Na Pole, get engrossed in the history at Uglich Museum of History, and don't miss a visit to Church of Prince Demitry the Martyr.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Uglich day trip planning tool .

Drive from Rostov to Uglich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Myshkin, Kalyazin, Katskari Ethnographical Museum, Resurrection Cathedral
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Katskari Ethnographical Museum ©
Katskari Ethnographical Museum
Uglich Museum of History ©
Uglich Museum of History

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nights
Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Get some cultural insight at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Flat Irons and Museum of Arcade Machines Retro. Venture out of the city with trips to Aleksandrov Art Museum (in Aleksandrov) and Origin of Fairy Tale Museum (in Vasilevo).

To find out how to plan a trip to Pereslavl-Zalessky, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Uglich to Pereslavl-Zalessky takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aleksandrov, Origin of Fairy Tale Museum, Museum Tsarstvo Ryapushki, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Nikolsky Women's Monastery ©
Nikolsky Women's Monastery

3
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Assumption Cathedral and Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and Nikolsky Women's Monastery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Suzdal: Vladimir (Golden Gate, Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, & more), Yuryev-Polsky (St. George's Cathedral & Temple Complex. Church of the Nativity and Boris and Gleb) and Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Bogolyubovo). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Boris and Gleb, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Transfiguration.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Suzdal day trip planner .

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Suzdal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Suzdal

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vladimir, Yuryev-Polsky, Church of The Transfiguration, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Nikolsky Women's Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin

3
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Popular historic sites such as Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Spring of Saint Panteleimon are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Skete and Cathedral of the Annunciation. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarov Underground Complex (in Sarov), Sanaksar Monastery (in Temnikov) and Holy Trinity Church (in Alamasovo).

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Diveyevo online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Suzdal to Diveyevo takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ryazan.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vyksa, Sanaksar Monastery, Sarov Underground Complex
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Sanaksar Monastery ©
Sanaksar Monastery
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation

2
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum, see the interesting displays at Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany, then examine the collection at Ryazan Kremlin, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the History of Ryazan Lollipop. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Bee Farming Research Institute, then examine the collection at Zemskaya Shkola Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Anna Snegina's Poem Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ryazan route tool .

Traveling by car from Diveyevo to Ryazan takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kolomna.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Museum of Bee Farming Research Institute
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Ryazan Kremlin ©
Ryazan Kremlin
Zemskaya Shkola Museum ©
Zemskaya Shkola Museum

2
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Marshmallow, see the interesting displays at Museum Pastila Factory, explore the world behind art at Ozerov House, Cultural Center, then examine the collection at Museum-Navigator: Recent Antiquity of Kolomna, then examine the collection at Kalachnaya, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Usadba Kuptsov Lazhechnikovykh, see the interesting displays at Museum of Military Glory, then take an in-depth tour of Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum of History, Architecture, Art and Archaeology, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolomna road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Ryazan to Kolomna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve, Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory

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nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Yasnaya Polyana, pause for some serene contemplation at Church in Honor of St. Alexander Nevskiy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, then see the interesting displays at Tula State Museum of Weapons, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kulikovo field. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of All Saints, examine the collection at Museum Garmoni Deda Filimona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption, then admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum, and finally examine the collection at P. Krylov's Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tula attractions planner.

You can drive from Kolomna to Tula in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kaluga.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kulikovo field, Church of All Saints
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Museum Garmoni Deda Filimona ©
Museum Garmoni Deda Filimona

3
nights
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Step off the beaten path and head to The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics and Kaluga Saint-Tikhonov Hermitage. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan and Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaluga: Odoyev (Odoev Museum of Local Lore & Museum Filimonovskaya Toy), Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery (in Vorotynsk) and Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring (in Lva Tolstogo). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Log Hut Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Transfiguration.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kaluga trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tula to Kaluga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Odoyev, Lva Tolstogo, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery, Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra, The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Appreciate the collections at Vitoslavlitsy Museum and Museum of North-West Front. Your inner history buff will appreciate Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony. Explore Veliky Novgorod's surroundings by going to Staraya Russa (Transfiguration Monastery, Holy Trinity Church, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History and Art, and see the interesting displays at Children's Museum Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Veliky Novgorod journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kaluga to Veliky Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Perynskiy Skete
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

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nights
Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Explore hidden gems such as The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and Pskov Kreml/ Krom. Your inner history buff will appreciate Izborsk Fortress and Cathedral of St. Nicholas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pskov: Truvor Settlement (in Izborsk), Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P. (in Naumovo) and Yelizarov Convent (in Yelizarovo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov, and pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pskov trip planner .

Drive from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Pskov sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vyborg.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Izborsk, The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P., Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe, House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress

1
night
Vyborg

Vyborg ©
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. On the 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary, admire the striking features of Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Line, then admire all the interesting features of Stadium Avangard, and finally contemplate the long history of Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Military Museum of the Karelian Isthmus, admire the landmark architecture of Building of the United Bank of Nordic, steep yourself in history at Vyborg Castle, then take in the pleasant sights at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Byurger Estate.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vyborg trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pskov to Vyborg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Primorsk
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), browse the exhibits of Peterhof Grand Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online trip maker .

You can drive from Vyborg to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, learn more about the world around you at Wystiter Okologisch-Historisches Museum Krasnolesje, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, then make a trip to Fishing Village, and finally examine the collection at Amber Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum Martsipana and then get curious at Museum of the World Ocean.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kaliningrad using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum

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