11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Pulkovo, Bus to Veliky Novgorod
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Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
Drive
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Vyborg
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly to Nizhny Novgorod Strigino International Airport, Drive to Diveyevo
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Diveyevo
— 1 day
Drive
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Suzdal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rostov
— 2 nights
Drive to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Fly to Visakhapatnam Airport

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Veliky Novgorod

— 1 day
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the striking features of St. George Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perynskiy Skete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, and finally see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod online journey maker.

Visakhapatnam, India to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vyborg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vyborg

— 1 night
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor, contemplate the long history of Vyborg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel, then take in the pleasant sights at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Norway Park Okunyovaya.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vyborg online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Veliky Novgorod to Vyborg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

St. Petersburg

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Pavlovsk State Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, then explore the activities along Neva Embankments, then don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and finally steep yourself in history at The General Staff Building.

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Getting from Vyborg to St. Petersburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Kaliningrad

— 1 night

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, then get curious at Museum of the World Ocean, then examine the collection at Amber Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 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. June in Kaliningrad sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Diveyevo

— 1 day
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bell-tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spring of Saint Panteleimon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Skete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Diveyevo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kaliningrad to Diveyevo. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites

Suzdal

— 2 nights
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tsar Constantine Church, examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), then examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then examine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Transfiguration. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Boris and Gleb, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Suzdal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Diveyevo to Suzdal takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rostov.

Things to do in Suzdal

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rostov

— 2 nights
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Gate-Church of St John Divine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, then examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at Palaty, and finally make a trip to Church of Our Lady of Smolensk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Varnitsky Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, get engrossed in the history at Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Isidore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of St Avraam, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Gregory the Theologian, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Virgin Hodegetria.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rostov vacation builder.

You can drive from Suzdal to Rostov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites · Museums

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
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.