57 days in Russia Itinerary

57 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow
— 6 nights
2
Tula
— 1 night
3
Volgograd
— 2 nights
4
Kazan
— 4 nights
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
6
Vladimir
— 2 nights
7
Sergiyev Posad
— 4 nights
8
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
9
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
10
St. Petersburg
— 26 nights

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: make a trip to Red Square, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), admire the natural beauty at Lilac Garden, and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Moscow is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Moscow due to the time zone difference. In May, Moscow is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tula.

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

1
night
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, thenpause for some photo ops at Hedgehog At Mushroom Glade, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tula day trip planning website.

Getting from Moscow to Tula by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Tula

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yasnaya Polyana
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, don't miss a visit to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, thenmake a trip to Hall of Military Glory, thentake a leisurely stroll along Central embankment of Volgograd, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, thenappreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, thendon't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Stand to Death!.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tula to Volgograd takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Volgograd can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

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

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 out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa Monastery (in Raifa) and Sviyazhsk (Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow & Island Sviyazhsk Museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace, and wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kazan holiday builder site.

Getting from Volgograd to Kazan by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd to Kazan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Volgograd in May, with highs in Kazan at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sviyazhsk, 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

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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, and engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, thenexamine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vladimir trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites 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

4
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Sergiyev Posad is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), stroll around Kelarskiy Prud, don't miss a visit to Spaso-Vifansky Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sergiyev Posad day trip tool.

Getting from Vladimir to Sergiyev Posad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption

4
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 (State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time, appreciate the history behind Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, and ponder the design of Strelka Fountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

1
night
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

26
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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