16 days in Irkutsk Oblast & Kazan Itinerary

16 days in Irkutsk Oblast & Kazan Itinerary

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Fly to Irkutsk Airport, Drive to Slyudyanka
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Slyudyanka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Listvyanka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khuzhir
— 1 night
Drive
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Irkutsk
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 6 nights
Fly

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Slyudyanka

Slyudyanka is a town and the administrative center of Slyudyansky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located at the southern tip of Lake Baikal, 126km south of Irkutsk, the administrative center of the oblast. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Sobolinaya Mountain Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Shaman Cape, appreciate the history behind Monument Bust to Khilkov, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then admire the landmark architecture of Train Station Slyudyanka, then admire the landmark architecture of Water Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Locomotive Lebedyanka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Slyudyanka online trip maker.

St. Petersburg to Slyudyanka is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Slyudyanka due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Slyudyanka when traveling from St. Petersburg in March, with lows around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Slyudyanka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Listvyanka

Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cableway, appreciate the history behind Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov, then walk around Baikal Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nerpinary, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers Who Died in World War II. On the next day, head outdoors with Stone Cherskogo, then examine the collection at Taltsy Museum, then examine the collection at Museum Retro Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Listvyanka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Slyudyanka to Listvyanka by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Listvyanka are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Khuzhir.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Khuzhir

Khuzhir is an rural locality in Olkhonsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located on the west side of the Olkhon Island, the largest island in Lake Baikal. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Khuzhir Local Lora Museum of Revyakin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Reigning Mother of God, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Kharantsy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Khuzhir trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Listvyanka to Khuzhir takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Khuzhir

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Irkutsk

Paris of Siberia

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: make a trip to 130 Kvartal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, examine the collection at Muzeum Krajoznawcze Obwodu Irkuckiego, and take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of V. Bronshteyn.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Irkutsk day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Khuzhir to Irkutsk in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Irkutsk can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kazan

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Life, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque.

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Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to Kazan takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Irkutsk to Kazan is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Irkutsk in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kazan, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Irkutsk Oblast travel guide

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Monuments · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Consisting mostly of rugged hills and broad river valleys, Irkutsk Oblast encompasses areas north and west of Lake Baikal, a World Heritage Site topping the itineraries of most visitors to this part of the world. Covered in dense forests and rich in gold, oil, and natural gas, the area remains one of Russia's wildest and remotest parts. The regional capital Irkutsk serves as the gateway to Lake Baikal and provides a convenient stopover for trans-Siberian railway travelers. A lively center of culture and tourism, the city boasts historic churches, modern museums, and trendy eateries. Popular activities include camping on one of Lake Baikal's islands and rafting on the Irkut River.