20 days in Russia & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

20 days in Russia & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Volgograd, Russia
— 2 nights
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Kazan, Russia
— 2 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Volgograd, Russia

— 2 nights
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Stand to Death!, and finally don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, then pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Konstantin Rokossovskiy Statue.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Volgograd is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Volgograd due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in June: highs in Volgograd hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums · Historic Sites

Kazan, Russia

— 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 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, and finally admire the local landmark of Monument Fountain Kazan. On your second day here, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, pause for some photo ops at Cattle Yard Sculpture, then don't miss a visit to Apanayevskaya Mosque, and finally stroll around Aksenova Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kazan vacation planner.

Getting from Volgograd to Kazan by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Kazan. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Volgograd in June, with highs in Kazan at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and then make a trip to State Bank. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase.

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You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Moscow, Russia

— 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: make a trip to Red Square, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, walk around Patriarch's Pond, and admire the natural beauty at Lilac Garden.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Medina.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 4 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, examine the collection at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Medina road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Medina takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Moscow in June, things will get much hotter in Medina: highs are around 49°C and lows about 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Russia travel guide

4.7
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.

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.