43 days in Russia Itinerary

43 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 7 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Murmansk
— 5 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
— 5 nights
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Vladivostok
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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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, and stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow online travel route builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Moscow is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Moscow due to the time zone difference. In December, Moscow is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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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: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find out how to plan a trip to St. Petersburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Murmansk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Murmansk

Murmansk is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, close to Russia's borders with Norway and Finland. Murmansk is known for museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Alyosha Monument, Monument of the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War, take in the spiritual surroundings of Compound of the Trifonov Pechengskiy Monastery, don't miss a visit to Semyon the Cat Monument, and step aboard Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Murmansk online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Murmansk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, expect Murmansk to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Murmansk

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

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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 (Trinity Cathedral & Raifa Monastery). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kazan Kremlin, and admire the landmark architecture of The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kazan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Murmansk to Kazan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Murmansk in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kazan, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Take a break from Yekaterinburg with a short trip to Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum in Verhnyaya Pyshma, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The UMMC Museum complex, have fun and explore at Newton BIO Park, appreciate the history behind Love statue, and get a dose of the wild on Ekaterinburg Guide Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yekaterinburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg. Traveling from Kazan in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yekaterinburg, with lows around -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Volgograd

The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Volgograd trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Volgograd in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yekaterinburg to Volgograd. In January, Volgograd is a bit warmer than Yekaterinburg - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

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Vladivostok

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Vladivostok is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Russky Bridge, stop by Amber Museum, get in on the family fun at Adventure Park V Gostyakh U Leshego, and see the world from above with Your Local Guide - Best Vladivostok City Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vladivostok online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Vladivostok takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Volgograd to Vladivostok due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Volgograd in January: high temperatures in Vladivostok hover around -9°C and lows are around -23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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.