18 days in Russia Itinerary

18 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia visit planner

Make it your trip
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Yekaterinburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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Yekaterinburg

— 2 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at The UMMC Museum complex, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Scouts Motorcyclists Urals Volunteer Tank Corps, and then get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Miniature Map of the Territory of Voznesensk Hill in 1936, engage your brain at Museum of Architecture and Design, then explore the world behind art at Folk Arts Center Gamayun, then look for gifts at Vinoteka Solovyova, and finally see the interesting displays at V. Vysotskiy Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg online trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Yekaterinburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Yekaterinburg, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Yekaterinburg to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Kazan Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then get in on the family fun at Yurkin Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Spa sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan road trip planner.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan is minus 2 hours. March in Kazan sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get a taste of the local shopping with Yurkovka Art Gallery, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod online vacation planner.

Getting from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, shop like a local with Nevsky Prospekt, and examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online tour planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Moscow

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moscow driving holiday planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.