25 days in Russia Itinerary

25 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Train
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Moscow
— 4 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 1 night
Train
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Kaliningrad

— 2 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fort XI Donhoff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Grandfather Homlin.

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Paris, France to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kaliningrad, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

St. Petersburg

— 7 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: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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: make a trip to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

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You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Vladimir

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, then explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, then see the interesting displays at Chambers Cultural and Educational Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.

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Getting from Moscow to Vladimir by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, take in the pleasant sights at Rozhdestvenskaya Street, admire the striking features of State Bank, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

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You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Kazan

— 3 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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and admire the local landmark of Monument Fountain Kazan.

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You can drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volgograd: Volzhsky (Memorial to the First Builders of Volzhsky & The Temple in Honor of the Nativity). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Eternal Flame, steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, and brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd road trip planning site.

Fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kazan to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kazan in July, expect nights in Volgograd to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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.