43 days in Russia Itinerary

43 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St. Petersburg
— 19 nights
2
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
3
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
6
Kazan
— 3 nights
7
Volgograd
— 2 nights
8
Moscow
— 6 nights

19
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg holiday maker tool.

Edmonton, Canada to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edmonton to St. Petersburg. In June, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step out of Kaliningrad with an excursion to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk in Zelenogradsk--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Verkhneye Lake, and examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kaliningrad travel planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 5 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. July in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, make a trip to Alexander Nevskiy Chapel, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yaroslavl tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): make a trip to Venerable bell tower, see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Basil's Monastery (Vasilevsky monastyr). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally engage your brain at Spoon Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vladimir sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

3
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, and take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod tour planning website.

Getting from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

3
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.
Step out of Kazan to go to Raifa and see Raifa Monastery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, explore the activities along Water Canal Bulak, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kazan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
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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

2
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, thenpause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, thenappreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to High-relief on the Ruins on Mamayev Hill, thendon't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and then learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Volgograd trip planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kazan to Volgograd. When traveling from Kazan in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

6
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, explore the world behind art at Armoury Chamber, contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow route planner.

Getting from Volgograd to Moscow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Volgograd in July, things will get slightly colder in Moscow: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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