60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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60 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h
1
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vladimir
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kostroma
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 15 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Moscow
— 13 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tula
— 3 nights
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Volgograd
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Irkutsk
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kazan Kremlin, shop like a local with Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and let little ones run wild at Shooting Complex Olimp.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kazan travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Kazan is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kazan. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in November, with highs in Kazan at 0°C and lows at -4°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod tour planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Rozhdestvenskaya Street ©
Rozhdestvenskaya Street

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vladimir: Pokrovskiy Vvedenskiy Ostrovnoi Convent (in Vvedenskiy), Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex (in Suzdal) and Nikolsky Women's Monastery (in Sanino). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vladimir trip planner .

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kostroma.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pokrovskiy Vvedenskiy Ostrovnoi Convent, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
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3
nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
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: Yaroslavl (Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, Yaroslavl Embankment, & more), Ples (Mountain Levitan & Provincial ARTgallery-M) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and pause for some serene contemplation at The Resurrection Church on the Debra.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kostroma trip maker site .

Getting from Vladimir to Kostroma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kostroma

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, Ples, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy) and Zelenogradsk (Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk & Fringilla). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort XI Donhoff.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip planner.

You can fly from Kostroma to Kaliningrad in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kostroma in November, expect Kaliningrad to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zelenogradsk, Beach Promenade
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

15
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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online attractions planner .

Getting from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kaliningrad in November, expect St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — Dec 2:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

13
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Moscow day trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tula.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Active Leisure Center Igrachi, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Church of The Holy Virgin
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 15:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

3
nights
Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Take a break from Tula with a short trip to Polenov Residence State Museum in Strakhovo, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons, walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and take an in-depth tour of Kulikovo field.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tula trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Moscow to Tula in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kulikovo field, Polenov Residence State Museum, Yasnaya Polyana
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana
Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Polenov Residence State Museum ©
Polenov Residence State Museum

3
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, head outdoors with Alley of Poplars, and walk around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Volgograd trip website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tula to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park ©
Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park

2
nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, let the kids burn off some steam at Tatyshev Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Torgashinskiy Range.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk online trip planner .

Getting from Volgograd to Krasnoyarsk by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Krasnoyarsk is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

5
nights
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Get out of town with these interesting Irkutsk side-trips: Angarsk (Oneka-Angarsk Art Center & Art Center). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, make a trip to Sts. Nicholas and Innocent Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lisikhinskoye Cemetery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kaiskaya Forest.

Plan my day in Irkutsk using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in December, and nighttime lows around -22°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Angarsk, Church of Our Lady of Kazan, Lake Baikal, Cape Skriper
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Church of Our Lady of Kazan ©
Church of Our Lady of Kazan
Landfill Museum ©
Landfill Museum

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