7 days in Lake Baikal Itinerary

7 days in Lake Baikal Itinerary

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7 days in Lake Baikal Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg


Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Irkutsk is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of The Epiphany, make a trip to Monument to Alexander III, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Irkutsk visit planning website .

St. Petersburg to Irkutsk is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Irkutsk. When traveling from St. Petersburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Irkutsk, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk ©
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal
Memorial Eternal Flame ©
Memorial Eternal Flame


Listvyanka ©
Listvyanka is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, examine the collection at Baikal Museum, get great views at Cableway, and appreciate the history behind Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Listvyanka road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Irkutsk to Listvyanka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Listvyanka sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Baikal, Taltsy Museum
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum
Taltsy Museum ©
Taltsy Museum