57 days in Russia Itinerary

57 days in Russia Itinerary

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57 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Moscow
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Esto-Sadok
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Zlatoust
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Yekaterinburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
10
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Irkutsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Vladivostok
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 3 nights
Fly:  39​h
End: Guatemala City

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kids will enjoy Curonian Spit National Park and Museum of the World Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Yantarnyy (Beach Shakhta Anna & Beach Promenade). There's more to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad journey planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Kaliningrad is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guatemala City to Kaliningrad is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Guatemala City in May: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Nature Museums

Side Trip

Yantarnyy
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean

7
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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.
Attractions like Beach Laskovy and Golden Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll through Kronshtadt City Beach, identify plant and animal life at Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dyuny Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Yelagin Island ©
Yelagin Island

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.
Attractions like Moscow Zoo and Meshherskoye make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, wander the streets of Kuznetsky Most Street, and examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Moscow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Meshherskoye ©
Meshherskoye

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.
Bring the kids along to Limpopo Zoo and Museum of Old Equipment and Tools. Step out of Nizhny Novgorod with an excursion to Pustynskiye Lakes in Staraya Pustyn--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .

Fly from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pustynskiye Lakes
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to City Lake in Zelenodolsk (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, have some family-friendly fun at KidSpace, and take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kazan trip website .

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

City Lake
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation 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.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, explore the activities along Lotus lake, have some family-friendly fun at Hide & Seek in Dark, and get in on the family fun at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Volgograd online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Volgograd

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lotus lake
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

4
nights
Esto-Sadok

Esto-Sadok ©
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
On the 28th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. On the 30th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Lift Complex Roza Khutor. Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, take in the awesome beauty at Chyornaya Piramida, stroll through Bzerpinskiy Karniz, and admire the sheer force of Polikarya Waterfall.

Plan trip to Esto-Sadok with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Esto-Sadok takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zlatoust.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cave Nezhnaya, Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Bzerpinskiy Karniz ©
Bzerpinskiy Karniz

2
nights
Zlatoust

Zlatoust
Zlatoust is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Ay River (in the Kama basin), 160km west of Chelyabinsk. Kids will enjoy Zlatoust Pond and Otkliknoi Greben. Step out of Zlatoust to go to Miass and see Lake Turgoyak, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Mountain Kruglitsa.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zlatoust route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Esto-Sadok to Zlatoust. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Zlatoust

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Turgoyak
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5
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Talc Stone Lake and FentaziGrad. Get out of town with these interesting Yekaterinburg side-trips: Monitoring And Rehabilitation Center For Predatory Birds Kholzan (in Kashino), Kamensk-Uralsky (Smolinskaya Cave & Rapid Revun) and Seven Brothers Rocks (in Verkh-Neyvinsky). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Dom Strakhov, meet the residents at Deer Farm, have fun at Team Sports Palace, and immerse yourself in nature at Forest Park of Foresters of Russia.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yekaterinburg tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Zlatoust to Yekaterinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zlatoust to Yekaterinburg. June in Yekaterinburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kamensk-Uralsky, Seven Brothers Rocks, Deer Farm, Talc Stone Lake, Monitoring And Rehabilitation Center For Predatory Birds Kholzan
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FentaziGrad ©
FentaziGrad

2
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Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Bring the kids along to Stolby National Park and Galileo Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Karaulnaya, and explore the engaging exhibits at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Krasnoyarsk trip planner .

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Cave Karaulnaya ©
Cave Karaulnaya

3
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Kids will enjoy Pribaikalskiy National Park and Kaiskaya Forest. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, explore the striking landscape of Cape Skriper, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Irkutsk trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Krasnoyarsk Time to Irkutsk Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Skriper, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park

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Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Family-friendly places like Vityaz Bay and National Park Land of the Leopard will thrill your kids. Spend the 17th (Mon) on horseback at Astafyev's Bay. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get your game on at Vertical Wind Tunnel Letim, get in on the excitement at JUMPinc, and snap pictures at Bridge to Russky Island.

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You can fly from Irkutsk to Vladivostok in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Vladivostok is 2 hours. When traveling from Irkutsk in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Vladivostok, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vityaz Bay
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Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay
Billiards ©
Billiards
JUMPinc ©
JUMPinc

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ©
Kids will enjoy Khalaktyrsky Beach and Small Valley of Geysers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vladivostok to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is 2 hours. In June, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is slightly colder than Vladivostok - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kamchatka Peninsula
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Volcano Mutnovsky ©
Volcano Mutnovsky
Kamchatka Peninsula ©
Kamchatka Peninsula
Khalaktyrsky Beach ©
Khalaktyrsky Beach

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