22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly
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Moscow
— 4 nights

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Moscow

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and S. Obraztsov State Academical Puppet Theatre. Get some historical perspective at Kamergerskiy Lane and Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street. The adventure continues: stroll around Boulevard Ring, get to know the fascinating history of Nikolskaya Ulitsa, see the interesting displays at Chambers of The Romanov Boyars, and take an in-depth tour of Victor Vasnetsov House Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Zhukovsky International Airport and Ostafyevo International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

St. Petersburg

— 8 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alexander Nevsky Lavra, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary app.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Kazan

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Soviet Life and The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany. Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda" and Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Rozhdestvenskaya Square, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Museum of Chak-Chak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kazan trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, stroll through Nizhny Novgorod Ekzotarium Exhibition Center, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of History of Art Crafts of The Nizhny Novgorod Region. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', then view the masterpieces at Yurkovka Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Michael the Archangel Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nizhniy Novgorod State Exhibition Complex.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod travel planner.

Fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Moscow

— 4 nights

Third Rome

Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries and Muzeon Art Park will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Square and The Victory Museum. See even more of Moscow: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and make a trip to Red Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.