32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
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Sochi
— 4 nights
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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: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, make a trip to Palace Square, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect St. Petersburg to be cooler, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean, and sample some tasty brews at InKaliningrad.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kaliningrad day trip planning tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in March, with highs in Kaliningrad at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Moscow

— 5 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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Moscow vacation maker tool.

Getting from Kaliningrad to Moscow by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kaliningrad in March, expect Moscow to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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 28th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Chocolate Studio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, then have fun and explore at Spoon Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Gzhel', Chastnyy Muzey Im. Velikogo Glada Valakesa.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir vacation planning tool.

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, find something for the whole family at Galileo Park, examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning app.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Raifa (Trinity Cathedral & Raifa Monastery). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Kazan, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Yekaterinburg

— 4 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The UMMC Museum complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Alexander of the Neva, explore the world behind art at Folk Arts Center Gamayun, and find something for the whole family at Cyber Park.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yekaterinburg trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Yekaterinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Sochi

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Park, stroll around Southern Cultures Park, don't miss a visit to Kazanskoi Ikony Bozhiyei Materi Temple, and ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sochi driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Yekaterinburg to Sochi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Sochi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Sochi is somewhat warmer than Yekaterinburg - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.