29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia journey planner

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Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moscow
— 6 nights
Drive
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Michurinsk
— 1 night
Drive
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Tambov
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kaliningrad

— 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kurshskaya Kosa and Beach Promenade. Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Yantarnyy (M. Becker Park & Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Zelenogradsk). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaliningrad trip planning website.

London, UK to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Moscow Zoo, and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moscow travel route planner.

Getting from Kaliningrad to Moscow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Michurinsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Michurinsk

— 1 night
Michurinsk is the second most populous town in Tambov Oblast, Russia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Michurinskiy Krayevedcheskiy Muzey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bogolyubskiy Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Memorial Ensemble The Grave of Michurin, then get engrossed in the history at A.M. Gerasimov Museum Estate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bogolyubsk Icon of Our Lady.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Michurinsk day trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to Michurinsk by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tambov.

Things to do in Michurinsk

Museums · Historic Sites

Tambov

— 3 nights
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. Bring the kids along to Information and Exhibition Center PJSC Pigment and Monument to Victims of Nuclear Disasters. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Lazarus of the Four, examine the collection at Museum and Exhibition Center of the Tambov Region, don't miss a visit to Monument to Veteran the Winner, and take an in-depth tour of Tambov Krai Museum of Medical History.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tambov trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Michurinsk to Tambov by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Tambov

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kazan Kremlin and Fountains Cascade. Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral, Raifa Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and stroll around Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

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Getting from Tambov to Kazan by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Nizhny Novgorod

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Limpopo Zoo and Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and admire the striking features of State Bank.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and admire the natural beauty at Summer Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.

Tambov Oblast travel guide

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Monuments · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Tambov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Tambov. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,091,994.GeographyTambov Oblast is situated in forest steppe. It borders on the Ryazan, Penza, Saratov, Voronezh and Lipetsk Oblasts.HistoryThe oldest known population of the Tambov region, the Mordovians-Moksha, formed as a nation of local ethnic groups from the 6th century BCE. The first Russian settlers arrived in the pre-Mongol period, but the final settlement occurred in the 17th century. To protect the southern borders of Russia from the raids of the Tatars and the further development of the Black Soil region, the Russian government built the walled cities of Kozlov (1635) and Tambov (1636). The cities protected the main path of nomad raids on Russian land and paved the way for a quick settlement of the region.Kozlovsky Uyezd originally existed in the Tambov area. In the course of the administrative reforms of Peter the Great in 1708 and 1719, it became part of Azov Governorate. New administrative divisions established the Tambov Viceroyalty in 1779 and from 1796 Tambov Governorate, with an area of 66.5 thousand km2 divided into 12 uyezds. With almost no change to its boundaries, the Governorate remained in existence until 1928.

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