22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 4 nights
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Kaliningrad

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Beach Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad driving holiday site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Kaliningrad is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in July, things will get little chillier in Kaliningrad: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 6 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, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Volgograd

— 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 31st (Sat): make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, then appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, then don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park, then get outside with Alley of Poplars, and then brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Volgograd journey planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Volgograd in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, expect Volgograd to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Kazan

— 3 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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kazan trip planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Kazan in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Kazan. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in August; daily highs in Kazan reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Nizhny Novgorod

— 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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then make a trip to State Bank. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, then get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Vladimir

— 2 nights
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chocolate Studio. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, and finally get in on the family fun at Ferris wheel.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Vladimir road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.