14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
Drive
4
Suzdal
— 2 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Kazan

— 2 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Museum of Happy Childhood, then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, then examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Life, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kazan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Kazan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Kazan at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Moscow

— 2 nights

Third Rome

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.
Get some historical perspective at Red Square and Lobnoye Mesto. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), examine the collection at The Ensemble of a Belltower of Ivan the Great, and contemplate the long history of Grand Kremlin Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip builder.

You can fly from Kazan to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Yaroslavl

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Znamenskaya Tower With The Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, then see the interesting displays at My Lovely Teddy Bear Private Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour Church on the City, and finally see the interesting displays at My Favourite Bear Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Yaroslavl in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Suzdal

— 2 nights
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Center of National Creativity of Suzdal, contemplate the long history of The Church of the Resurrection of Christ and The Kazan Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Antipius and Saint Lazarus churches, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Smolensk Church (Smolenskaya tserkov) and Simeonovskaya Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Sign of Holy Virgin Mary Church and The Deposition of the Robe Church. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilinskiy Meadow, see the interesting displays at Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Nativity.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Suzdal trip planner.

Getting from Yaroslavl to Suzdal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Suzdal

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

St. Petersburg

— 6 nights

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.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, walk around Aleksandrovskiy park, take an in-depth tour of Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum of Ethnography.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg itinerary builder.

You can fly from Suzdal to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.