60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Barcelona
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Tula
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Diveyevo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
St. Petersburg
— 26 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Barcelona

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yasnaya Polyana and Tula State Museum of Weapons. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vysotskiy Monastyr' and Bekhovo Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo), Trinity Church (in Bekhovo) and Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Kulikovo field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, and walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tula online day trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tula is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bekhovo, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Yasnaya Polyana, Kulikovo field
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Church of the Nativity of the Virgin ©
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin
Vysotskiy Monastyr' ©
Vysotskiy Monastyr'
Yasnaya Polyana ©
Yasnaya Polyana

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. Get some cultural insight at Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, see the interesting displays at Melnikov House, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moscow online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Moscow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Assumption, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

3
nights
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trinity Cathedral and Transfiguration Church. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina), Cathedral of the Assumption (in Stromyn) and Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), steep yourself in history at Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad journey builder.

Getting from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radonezh, Temple of The Annunciation, Cathedral of the Assumption, Saint Nicholas Temple, Intercession Khotkovo Monastery
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

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.
Visit Yaroslavl Embankment and Church of Elijah the Prophet for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: The Resurrection Church on the Debra (in Kostroma) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Voznesenskiye Barracks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John Chrysostom.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl online visit planner.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Kostroma
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Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum ©
Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tsar Constantine Church, thenexamine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Women's Monastery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vladimir online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Nikolsky Women's Monastery
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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

3
nights
Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy. Spring of Saint Panteleimon and Cathedral of the Annunciation will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Resurrection Cathedral (in Arzamas) and Sarov (Church of the Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John & Sarov Underground Complex).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Diveyevo journey builder website.

Drive from Vladimir to Diveyevo in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sarov, Resurrection Cathedral
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Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Spring of Saint Panteleimon ©
Spring of Saint Panteleimon
Kazan Spring ©
Kazan Spring

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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. Fedorovsky Embankment and Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy, see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning site.

Getting from Diveyevo to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©

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 some historical perspective at Kazan Kremlin and Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Get a sense of the local culture at Kul Sharif Mosque and Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda". Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, shop like a local with Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kazan tour planning tool.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Kazan sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sviyazhsk
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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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Kazan Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, examine the collection at Peterhof State Museum Preserve, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Konigsberg Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ the Savior will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kurshskaya Kosa and Altes Haus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk), Arnau Church (in Rodniki) and German Memorial Cemetery (in Baltiysk). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff and examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad vacation app.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in November: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirch Neuhausen, Arnau Church, German Memorial Cemetery
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Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

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