28 days in Russia Itinerary

28 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 8 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 10 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Moscow

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption & The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moscow online tour itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Moscow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in October, with highs in Moscow at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, and explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Kazan

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kazan route website.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October in Kazan, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 10 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
When in Kaliningrad, make a side trip to see Beach Promenade in Yantarnyy, approximately Yantarnyy away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz", and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kaliningrad: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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.