32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip itinerary planner

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Yaroslavl
— 5 nights
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Uglich
— 4 nights
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Miass
— 2 nights
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Kurgan
— 3 nights
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Tyumen
— 4 nights
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Omsk
— 3 nights
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Perm
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Yaroslavl

— 5 nights
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Get out of town with these interesting Yaroslavl side-trips: Rostov (Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, &more), Kostroma (Museum of Wooden Architecture, Monastery of st Ipaty, &more) and Mountain Levitan (in Ples). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, appreciate the history behind Monument to Bear, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, and make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yaroslavl road trip planning app.

St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Uglich.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Uglich

— 4 nights
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Venture out of the city with trips to Pereslavl-Zalessky (Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Museum of Flat Irons, &more), Myshkin (Mouse Museum & Victory Memorial) and Building of Mechanical Technologies School (in Kalyazin). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Tsarevich Demetrius on the Blood and examine the collection at Museum Svistulki.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uglich day trip planning tool.

Drive from Yaroslavl to Uglich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miass.

Things to do in Uglich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miass

— 2 nights
Miass is a city in Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located 96km west of Chelyabinsk, on the eastern slope of the Southern Ural Mountains, on the bank of the Miass River. Miass is known for winter sports, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Turgoyak and get outside with Ski Сenter Rider.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miass trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Uglich to Miass takes 24 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Uglich to Miass due to the time zone difference. In October in Miass, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kurgan.

Things to do in Miass

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
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Kurgan

— 3 nights
Kurgan is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kurgan Regional Local Lore Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, make a trip to Holy Spirit Temple, and relax in the rural setting at Ostrich Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kurgan trip maker app.

Getting from Miass to Kurgan by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Miass to Kurgan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Kurgan

Museums · Historic Sites

Tyumen

— 4 nights

Capital of Villages

The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Get out of town with these interesting Tyumen side-trips: Candlemas Cathedral (in Yalutorovsk) and St. George's Church (in Zavodoukovsk). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Gilevskaya Grove, pause for some photo ops at Monument Locomotive FD21-3031, don't miss a visit to Monument to Metropolitan Filofey Leshchinskiy, and have fun at Zhemchuzhina Sibiri.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tyumen itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kurgan to Tyumen in 3 hours. Traveling from Kurgan to Tyumen, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Tyumen sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Omsk

— 3 nights
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Omsk is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Regional Arboretum, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Deers, explore the world behind art at Liberov-Center State Regional Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Siberian Cultural Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Omsk travel planner.

You can fly from Tyumen to Omsk in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tyumen to Omsk. In October, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Perm.

Things to do in Omsk

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

Perm

— 3 nights
A busy industrial center straddling the banks of the Kama River, the sprawling city of Perm sits at the western foothills of the Ural Mountains.
Step out of Perm to go to Gorodishche and see Strelka Peninsula, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Perm State Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Art Object Schastye ne za Gorami, appreciate the history behind The Legend of Perm Bear, and walk around Teatralny Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perm online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Omsk to Perm in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omsk to Perm due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Perm are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Perm

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kazan

— 5 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 (Raifa Lake & Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Lakes, and admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kazan trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Perm to Kazan takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perm to Kazan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.