42 days in Russia Itinerary

42 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Gdansk, Bus to Kaliningrad
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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
— 6 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
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Kaliningrad — 5 nights

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Verkhneye Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kaliningrad driving holiday website.

Exeter, UK to Kaliningrad is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Kaliningrad is 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Vladimir.
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Vladimir — 3 nights

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.
Vladimir is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Artist, and get great views at Viewpoints.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir day trip planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Vladimir. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Nizhny Novgorod — 4 nights

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

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Traveling by train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kazan.
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Kazan — 6 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa & Raifa Monastery). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kazan Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Apanayevskaya Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Suyumbike Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kazan tour planning app.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Volgograd.
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Volgograd — 6 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: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Chekistov Square, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Volgograd trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Volgograd is a bit warmer than Kazan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Moscow.
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Moscow — 6 nights

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 State Tretyakov Gallery, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow travel planner.

Fly from Volgograd to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in May; daily highs in Moscow reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yaroslavl.
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Yaroslavl — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin (in Rostov) and Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl route planning site.

Fly from Moscow to Yaroslavl in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg — 8 nights

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 museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, make a trip to Palace Square, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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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