60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
Fly
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Volgograd
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kazan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 6 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kolomna
— 1 night
Drive
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Tula
— 5 nights
Drive
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Moscow
— 6 nights
Fly
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Yaroslavl
— 6 nights
Fly to Pulkovo, Bus to Veliky Novgorod
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Veliky Novgorod
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
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Kaliningrad

— 5 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Baltiysk (Cathedral of St. George of Baltic Fleet Cathedral, German Memorial Cemetery, &more) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Verkhneye Lake, and step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kaliningrad trip planning site.

Helsinki, Finland to Kaliningrad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Volgograd

— 6 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Volgograd: Volzhsky (Temple Seraphim of Sarov, The Temple in Honor of the Nativity, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Volgograd itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Volgograd takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kaliningrad in June, expect Volgograd to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kazan

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Raifa (Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael, Raifa Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Kazan Kremlin, make a trip to Svobody Square, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Kazan is minus 1 hour. In June, Kazan is little chillier than Volgograd - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Nizhny Novgorod

— 6 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: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod route planner.

You can drive from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Vladimir

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Murom (Kosmodemyanskaya Church, Transfiguration monastery, &more) and Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Artist, enjoy breathtaking views from Viewpoints, and explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Vladimir road trip website.

You can take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kolomna.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kolomna

— 1 night
Kolomna is an ancient city of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Moskva and Oka Rivers, 114km (by rail) southeast of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Pastila Factory, examine the collection at Tram Museum, see the interesting displays at Kolomna Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, then examine the collection at Museum of Favorite Toy, and finally see the interesting displays at Kolomyanka.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kolomna online attractions planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Kolomna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and subway. June in Kolomna sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums

Tula

— 5 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Church of the Nativity of the Virgin (in Podmoklovo), Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov) and Church of the Resurrection (in Tarusa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, walk around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, make a trip to Temple Demetrios, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial Complex to Defenders of Motherland Sky.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tula trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kolomna to Tula takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Moscow

— 6 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: make a trip to Red Square, admire the natural beauty at Lilac Garden, walk around Patriarch's Pond, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Moscow online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tula to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Yaroslavl

— 6 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: Museum Istoricheskaya Syrovarnya (in Budikhino), Tutayev (City Park & Resurrection Cathedral) and Kostroma (Bread Museum, Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, don't miss a visit to Ascension Parish Annunciation, appreciate the history behind Leonid Sobinov Statue, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nikita the Martyr Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Yaroslavl takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Veliky Novgorod

— 5 nights
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Explore Veliky Novgorod's surroundings by going to Valday (Museum Bell Centre & Iver Svyatoozersky Monastery). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, walk around Kremlin Park, and appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg

— 8 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip planning app.

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.