24 days in Russia Itinerary

24 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Kaliningrad
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Moscow

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Moscow is 3 hours. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for much colder days in Moscow, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Volgograd

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volgograd: Lotus lake (in Krasny Buksir) and Church of St. John the Theologian (in Volzhsky). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, find something for the whole family at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park, and take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Volgograd online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Volgograd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Volgograd. When traveling from Moscow in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd to Kazan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Volgograd in September, you will find days in Kazan are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Kaliningrad

— 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and make a trip to Monument to Baltic Sailors.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kaliningrad tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.