60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 9 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 5 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Novosibirsk
— 2 nights
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Irkutsk
— 3 nights
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Krasnoyarsk
— 5 nights
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Tyumen
— 4 nights
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Chelyabinsk
— 2 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 5 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
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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 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, visit a coastal fixture at Viewing Tower Lighthouse, and appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kaliningrad trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Kaliningrad. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Moscow

— 9 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.
Aquapark Karibiya has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday planning site.

Fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaliningrad in December: high temperatures in Moscow hover around -1°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Sergiyev Posad

— 5 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sergiyev Posad: Spaso Vlaherna Convent (in Dedenevo), Dmitrov (Church of Saint Elizabeth, House-Museum of Kropotkin, &more) and Sports and Entertaining Park Yakhroma (in Yakhroma). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, make a trip to Temple of The Annunciation, and explore the world behind art at Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sergiyev Posad can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yaroslavl

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kostroma (Susaninskaya Square, The Resurrection Church on the Debra, &more), Rostov (State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin & Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery, experience the excitement of Ferris Wheel Zolotoe Koltso, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and get engrossed in the history at Rukavishnikovykh Usadba.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod tour planner.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Novosibirsk

— 2 nights

Siberian Chicago

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Novosibirsk is known for zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Novosibirsk Synagogue, get in on the family fun at Wonder Park Galileo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of St. Nicholas Martyr.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Novosibirsk itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in December, expect Novosibirsk to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Irkutsk

— 3 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irkutsk: Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov (in Listvyanka) and Angarsk (Dormition of the Mother of God Temple, Art Center, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, don't miss a visit to Sts. Nicholas and Innocent Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty.

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Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Novosibirsk in December, things will get a bit cooler in Irkutsk: highs are around -11°C and lows about -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Krasnoyarsk

— 5 nights
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.
Krasnoyarsk is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Enisey River, don't miss a visit to Holy Dormition Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, and engage your brain at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krasnoyarsk day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Tyumen is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Monument to Metropolitan Filofey Leshchinskiy, browse the different shops at Galeria Voyage Mall, pause for some photo ops at Monument Locomotive FD21-3031, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tyumen using our trip planner.

Fly from Krasnoyarsk to Tyumen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Krasnoyarsk Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to -15°C, and evening lows to -23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chelyabinsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Chelyabinsk

— 2 nights

Tank City

The industrial city of Chelyabinsk has a markedly Soviet feel, but is a great destination for exploring mountain life in Russia.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint George Church, then make a trip to Culture Palace ChMK, then don't miss a visit to Eternal Flame, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Labor and Fighting Glory. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Pedestrian Street Kirovka, appreciate the history behind Sculpture of The Postman, then go for a walk through House-Estate of Merchant Ryabinin, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chelyabinsk online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tyumen to Chelyabinsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Chelyabinsk sees daily highs of -12°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Chelyabinsk

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Yekaterinburg

— 5 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 Chapel of Saint Blessed Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Nativity, and take some stellar pictures from Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg online trip planner.

Getting from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Kazan with a short trip to Raifa Monastery in Raifa, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, work off some steam at Spa sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom, and appreciate the history behind Sculpture Composition Doveriye.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kazan, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Classes

Side Trip

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.
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, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg travel route planner.

You can fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in January; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -5°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.