41 days in Russia Itinerary

41 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Gdansk, Bus to Kaliningrad
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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
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Krasnoyarsk
— 5 nights
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Irkutsk
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Kaliningrad

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Baltiysk (Monument Torpedo Boat, Temple of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevskiy, &more), Arnau Church (in Rodniki) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Baltic Sailors, admire the landmark architecture of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, and make a trip to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kaliningrad trip builder website.

Birmingham, UK to Kaliningrad is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Birmingham to Kaliningrad, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Moscow

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Cathedral of All Sacred in Russia (in Domodedovo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow is 1 hour. Traveling from Kaliningrad in September, you will find days in Moscow are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Vladimir

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.
Explore Vladimir's surroundings by going to Suzdal (Church of Boris and Gleb, The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, examine the collection at Chambers Cultural and Educational Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Vladmassage.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vladimir online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

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Kazan

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 (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Raifa Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kazan trip maker app.

You can fly from Vladimir to Kazan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Side Trip

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Yekaterinburg

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Get out of town with these interesting Yekaterinburg side-trips: Victory Park (in Beryozovsky) and The Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari's Copper Mosque (in Verhnyaya Pyshma). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Museum of military vehicles and other machinery, UMMC, make a trip to Ganina Yama Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Visotsky Business Center Lookout, and walk around Pavlik Morozov's Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yekaterinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kazan in September since evenings lows in Yekaterinburg dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Krasnoyarsk

Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Enisey River, walk around Kosmonavtov Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Resurrection, and snap pictures at Vynogradovskiy Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Irkutsk

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Go for a jaunt from Irkutsk to Taltsy to see Taltsy Museum about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of The Epiphany, examine the collection at Muzeum Krajoznawcze Obwodu Irkuckiego, and discover the deep blue sea with Sval.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Irkutsk itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Irkutsk. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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St. Petersburg

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planner.

Getting from Irkutsk to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Irkutsk to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Irkutsk in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in St. Petersburg, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.