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 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, don't miss a visit to Protection of the Holy Virgin Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Baltic Sailors.

Plan trip to Kaliningrad with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kaliningrad in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sergiyev Posad: Dmitrov (Church of Saint Elizabeth, House-Museum of Kropotkin, &more), Sports and Entertaining Park Yakhroma (in Yakhroma) and Spaso Vlaherna Convent (in Dedenevo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, don't miss a visit to Temple of The Annunciation, and get engrossed in the history at Peasant Life Museum Zhili-Byli.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad sightseeing planner.

Getting from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yaroslavl: Rostov (State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin & Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery), Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Kostroma (Susaninskaya Square, The Resurrection Church on the Debra, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship, catch some excitement at Ferris Wheel Zolotoe Koltso, and admire the masterpieces at Museum named after Vadim Orlov.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yaroslavl holiday planner.

You can take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Yaroslavl can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod trip maker website.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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: laugh and play at Wonder Park Galileo, look for gifts at Kapital, appreciate the history behind Skul'ptura Stsena Pokupki, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St. Nicholas Martyr.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Novosibirsk online route planner.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Novosibirsk is 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Angarsk (Dormition of the Mother of God Temple, Art Center, &more) and Memorable Sign A.V. Vampilov (in Listvyanka). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, pause for some photo ops at Monument Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, don't miss a visit to Sts. Nicholas and Innocent Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk online route planner.

You can fly from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Irkutsk are 12°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites · Museums · 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: ski along the peaceful trails at Vetluzhanka, let the kids burn off some steam at Tatyshev Island, have fun and explore at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park, and appreciate the history behind A.P. Chekhov Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Krasnoyarsk online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT) is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tyumen.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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: walk around Nikolai Chukmaldin Boulevard, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Metropolitan Filofey Leshchinskiy, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Temple in Honor of the Annunciation, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Voyage Mall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tyumen tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Tyumen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Tyumen is minus 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tyumen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chelyabinsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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 28th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George Church, then admire the landmark architecture of 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 the next day, 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 other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chelyabinsk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tyumen to Chelyabinsk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Chelyabinsk, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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: get engrossed in the history at The UMMC Museum complex, make a trip to Monument to fallen firefighters, stop by Vinoteka Solovyova, and get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

Plan trip to Yekaterinburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Yekaterinburg, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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.
When in Kazan, make a side trip to see Raifa Monastery in Raifa, approximately Raifa away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and examine the collection at E. Boratynskiy's Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kazan trip tool.

Fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yekaterinburg in May since evenings lows in Kazan dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, and steep yourself in history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kazan in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.