19 days in Russia Itinerary

19 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kazan
— 2 nights
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2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly
3
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Fly
4
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Moscow
— 5 nights
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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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, take a stroll around Center of Contemporary Culture Smena, appreciate the history behind Moidodyr Monument, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Kremlin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan tour builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kazan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Kazan hover around -5°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod day trip tool.

You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. December in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

6
nights
St. Petersburg

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: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip maker.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in January, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

2
nights
Kaliningrad

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 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and finally step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in January; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

5
nights
Moscow

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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and stop by Perlov Tea House.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in January; daily highs in Moscow reach -7°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.