23 days in Russia & Lisbon Itinerary

23 days in Russia & Lisbon Itinerary

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Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly
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Kazan, Russia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Raifa, Russia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sviyazhsk, Russia
— 1 night
Drive
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Chistopol, Russia
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bolgar, Russia
— 1 night
Drive to Kazan International Airport, Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport
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Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alfama. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): visit Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Lisbon is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 75°F and lows are around 55°F. You'll set off for Moscow on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Moscow, Russia

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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moscow tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Moscow in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. In May, Moscow is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Kazan, Russia

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.
Let the collections at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio and Alexander Arbuzov and Boris Arbuzov Memorial House capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve and Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery (in Vvedenskaya Sloboda), Sviyazhsk (History Museum of Sviyazhsk, Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, &more) and Raifa (Sofia Church & Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musa Dzhalil's Apartment Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Nizhniy Kaban Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Sukonnaya Sloboda, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Cat Kazan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kazan holiday builder app.

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Kazan, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raifa.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Raifa, Russia

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Raifa Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, then contemplate the waterfront views at Raifa Lake, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Raifa journey maker site.

Drive from Kazan to Raifa in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Sviyazhsk.

Things to do in Raifa

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
Sviyazhsk, Russia

Sviyazhsk is a rural locality in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located at the confluence of the Volga and Sviyaga Rivers. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Sviyazhsk, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument to Victims of Political Repression, take an in-depth tour of Island Sviyazhsk Museum, then don't miss a visit to Rozhdestvenskaya Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ascension Macarius Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sviyazhsk road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Raifa to Sviyazhsk takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Sviyazhsk can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chistopol.

Things to do in Sviyazhsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Chistopol, Russia

Chistopol is a town in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, located on the left bank of the Kuybyshev Reservoir, on the Kama River. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pasternak Memorial Museum and Nur Mosque. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bilyarsk State Historical, Archaeological and Natural Museum Preserve and District Town Museum. When in Chistopol, make a side trip to see Temple of the Resurrection in Alekseevskoe, approximately Alekseevskoe away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Mills, appreciate the history behind Obelisk Eternal Flame, and take a leisurely stroll along Kama Embankment.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chistopol sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Sviyazhsk to Chistopol by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll set off for Bolgar on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Chistopol

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Bolgar, Russia

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Bread, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bolgar Mosque, and then take an in-depth tour of Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Abraham Church, then see the interesting displays at Tetushsky Local History Museum, and then Head underground at Yuryevskaya Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bolgar trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Chistopol to Bolgar in 2 hours. June in Bolgar sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bolgar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bolgar to Moscow. While traveling from Bolgar, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 53°F. You'll set off for Lisbon on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Alfama has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, and then wander the streets of Alfama.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Lisbon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Moscow to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in June: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 81°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

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.