24 days in Russia Itinerary

24 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Train
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Ryazan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tambov
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly

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St. Petersburg

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to St. Petersburg. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Moscow

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Glory Obelisk (in Domodedovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Red Square, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ryazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Ryazan

Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit, don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Man's Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kazansky Female Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Memorial Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of An Icon of the Grieving Mother of God, make a trip to Summer Club of Noble Gathering, then pause for some photo ops at K.E. Tsiolkovskiy Monument, and finally make a trip to Chapel of the Nicolo-Yamsky Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ryazan road trip tool.

You can take a train from Moscow to Ryazan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tambov.

Things to do in Ryazan

Historic Sites · Parks

2
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Tambov

Tambov is a city and the administrative center of Tambov Oblast, Russia, located at the confluence of the Tsna and Studenets Rivers, about 480km south-southeast of Moscow. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to House of Merchant Aseyev, have fun and explore at Information and Exhibition Center PJSC Pigment, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Lazarus of the Four, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Agapkin and Shatrov, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the History of Chocolate "TAKF".

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tambov driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ryazan to Tambov in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Samara.

Things to do in Tambov

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Samara

A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
Samara is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Samara Embankment, don't miss a visit to Square Aleksandra Pushkina, admire the local landmark of Fountain Sail, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Grigoriy Zasekin.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Samara trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tambov to Samara by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tambov to Samara is 1 hour. October in Samara sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Kazan.

Things to do in Samara

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Kazan

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Raifa (Raifa Lake, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kazan Kremlin, get into the urban bustle at Center of Contemporary Culture Smena, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Samara to Kazan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Samara Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Kazan are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Nizhny Novgorod

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, get a taste of the local shopping with Veshch v Sebe Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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.