15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moscow
— 4 nights

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St. Petersburg

— 5 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online trip builder.

Moscow to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Nizhny Novgorod

— 3 nights

Russia's Pocket

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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip maker.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cattle Yard Sculpture, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and finally examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kazan driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Moscow

— 4 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kazan in March, Moscow is a bit warmer at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.