60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
— 3 nights
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Sochi
— 4 nights
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Krasnodar
— 4 nights
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Irkutsk
— 5 nights
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Krasnoyarsk
— 5 nights
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Chelyabinsk
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
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Kostroma
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kaliningrad
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Moscow

— 6 nights

Third Rome

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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow online attractions planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Algiers to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Algiers in March, expect Moscow to be colder, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Volgograd.

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Volgograd

— 3 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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, make a trip to The Motherland Calls Sculpture, and contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Volgograd online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Volgograd takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Volgograd are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sochi.

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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Sochi

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park, and stroll through Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sochi road trip planning app.

You can fly from Volgograd to Sochi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Volgograd in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sochi: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Krasnodar.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Krasnodar

— 4 nights
Founded as one of Catherine the Great's southern border outposts, Krasnodar is now a modern urban center, known locally as "Little Paris" because of its elegant European appearance.
Krasnodar is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Monument to Kuban Cossacks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elijah Church, and make a trip to Krasnaya ulitsa.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krasnodar visit planner.

You can fly from Sochi to Krasnodar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sochi in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Krasnodar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Irkutsk.

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Irkutsk

— 5 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
When in Irkutsk, make a side trip to see Nerpinary in Listvyanka, approximately Listvyanka away. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, see the interesting displays at Professor Kozhov Baikal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to 130 Kvartal.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Irkutsk route planner.

You can fly from Krasnodar to Irkutsk in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Krasnodar to Irkutsk. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Krasnodar in March: highs in Irkutsk hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

Krasnoyarsk

— 5 nights
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.
Krasnoyarsk is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park, take a stroll around Kamenka Cultural Space, engage your brain at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park, and steep yourself in history at House of Gudkov.

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

You can fly from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chelyabinsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Chelyabinsk

— 3 nights

Tank City

The industrial city of Chelyabinsk has a markedly Soviet feel, but is a great destination for exploring mountain life in Russia.
Chelyabinsk is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of Labor and Fighting Glory, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Be in the frame, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Culture Palace ChMK.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chelyabinsk trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Chelyabinsk takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Krasnoyarsk Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Chelyabinsk

Spas · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
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Kazan

— 4 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

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 Raifa Monastery in Raifa (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower.

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Getting from Chelyabinsk to Kazan by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chelyabinsk to Kazan due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.

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Nizhny Novgorod

— 5 nights

Russia's Pocket

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, admire the striking features of State Bank, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

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 historic sites, museums, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Spoon Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, get curious at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci, and relax and rejuvenate at Vladmassage.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip maker.

You can take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Spas

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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Kostroma

— 4 nights
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kostroma: Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo), Yaroslavl (Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent & Thai Land Massage & Spa) and Provincial ARTgallery-M (in Ples). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kostroma planning tool.

Drive from Vladimir to Kostroma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Kostroma sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

St. Petersburg

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, stroll around Catherine Palace and Park, and examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kostroma to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:

Kaliningrad

— 5 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, go all around town with InKaliningrad, and take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz".

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from St. Petersburg in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kaliningrad: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

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.