60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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1
Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
2
Moscow
— 7 nights
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 5 nights
4
Tula
— 4 nights
5
Volgograd
— 5 nights
6
Sochi
— 5 nights
7
Yekaterinburg
— 6 nights
8
Kazan
— 5 nights
9
Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
10
Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
11
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights

5
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Zelenogradsk (Zelenogradsk Promenade & Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, get curious at Museum of the World Ocean, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture Grandfather Homlin.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Kaliningrad is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Kaliningrad is 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect nights in Kaliningrad to be little chillier, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Beach Promenade
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Museum of History of Shchapovo Estate (in Shchapovo). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Moscow, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kaliningrad in November: high temperatures in Moscow hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Museum of History of Shchapovo Estate
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

5
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Venture out of the city with trips to Spaso Vlaherna Convent (in Dedenevo), Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo) and Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin, take an in-depth tour of Federal State Cultural Establishment Artistic and Literary Museum-Reserve Abramtsevo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sergiyev Posad trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khotkovo, Fryazino, Spaso Vlaherna Convent, Protection of the Holy Virgin, St. Nicholas Church
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Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra

4
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tula: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo), Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov) and Trinity Church (in Bekhovo). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, admire the striking features of Tula Kremlin Museum, get engrossed in the history at Old Tula Drug Store, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ascension Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tula travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sergiyev Posad to Tula takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Yasnaya Polyana, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Trinity Church
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Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin ©
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin

5
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.
When in Volgograd, make a side trip to see Church of St. John the Theologian in Volzhsky, approximately Volzhsky away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikita Church, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Volgograd driving holiday planner.

Fly from Tula to Volgograd in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Church of St. John the Theologian
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

5
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sochi Park. There's still lots to do: walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, let the kids burn off some steam at Anticafe Dom Kultury, glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and do a tasting at Babushkina Khata Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sochi holiday builder.

Getting from Volgograd to Sochi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Volgograd in November, you will find days in Sochi are warmer (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Babushkina Khata Museum
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Sochi Park ©
Sochi Park

6
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
When in Yekaterinburg, make a side trip to see Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum in Verhnyaya Pyshma, approximately Verhnyaya Pyshma away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC, don't miss a visit to Monument to fallen firefighters, appreciate the history behind Monument Skater, and admire the masterpieces at Folk Arts Center Gamayun.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yekaterinburg day trip planning site.

You can fly from Sochi to Yekaterinburg in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sochi to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. In December, Yekaterinburg is cooler than Sochi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Verhnyaya Pyshma
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5
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 these side-trips from Kazan: Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Trinity Cathedral, &more) and Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva, examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan road trip app.

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2 hours. In December, Kazan is somewhat warmer than Yekaterinburg - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sviyazhsk, Raifa
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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

5
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, make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, appreciate the history behind Chkalov Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yaroslavl: Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo), Fire-Observation Tower (in Tutayev) and Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum (in Kostroma). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, appreciate the history behind Monument to Afonya And Plasterer Kolya, and get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yaroslavl trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Yaroslavl takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, Fire-Observation Tower, Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

7
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 Catherine Palace and Park, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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