60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Vladivostok
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Novosibirsk
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Yekaterinburg
— 15 nights
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Kazan
— 19 nights
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Vladivostok

— 12 nights
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Go for a jaunt from Vladivostok to Artyom to see Protection of the Holy Virgin about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Russky Bridge, make a trip to Temple of the Port Arthur Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebration, visit a coastal fixture at Tokarevskiy mayak, and steep yourself in history at Nikolai's Triumphal Arch/ Arch of Prince Nicholas.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vladivostok tour itinerary builder app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vladivostok is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Vladivostok is 8 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Vladivostok to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Novosibirsk

— 12 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple in Honor of the Blessed Virgin the Skoroposlushnitsa in Mochishhe (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Novosibirsk Zoo, look for gifts at Kapital, see the interesting displays at Museum of History and Development of Dzerzhinsky District, and get in on the family fun at Wonder Park Galileo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Novosibirsk visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Vladivostok to Novosibirsk takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Vladivostok to Novosibirsk. Traveling from Vladivostok in October, expect Novosibirsk to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yekaterinburg

— 15 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Go for a jaunt from Yekaterinburg to Verhnyaya Pyshma to see Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The UMMC Museum complex, make a trip to Embankment of Working Youth, take an in-depth tour of President Center of Boris Eltsin, and get outside with Talc Quarry Old Lens.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yekaterinburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) to Yekaterinburg Standard Time (YEKT) is minus 2 hours. November in Yekaterinburg sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kazan

— 19 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sviyazhsk (Island Sviyazhsk Museum, The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, &more) and Raifa (Raifa Lake, Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Riviera Aquapark. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kazan trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Yekaterinburg to Kazan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yekaterinburg in November since evenings lows in Kazan dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.