23 days in Russia Itinerary

23 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 4 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sochi
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Kazan's surroundings by going to Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Raifa Monastery, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Musa Dzhalil's Apartment Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Kazan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kazan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Kazan hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Classes

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 an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planning website.

Fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -5°C in St. Petersburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

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: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and walk around Patriarch's Pond.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow planning site.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, then get engrossed in the history at Spoon Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions and Sciences Da Vinci, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gzhel', Chastnyy Muzey Im. Velikogo Glada Valakesa. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Chocolate Studio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, and then see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Vladimir trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nizhny Novgorod

— 3 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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sochi

— 3 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Anticafe Dom Kultury, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park, then walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sochi journey planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Sochi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in April: high temperatures in Sochi hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.