60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Moscow Domodedovo, Train to Tula
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Tula
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
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Diveyevo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 26 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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Tula

— 3 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yasnaya Polyana and Vysotskiy Monastyr'. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tula State Museum of Weapons and Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. Get out of town with these interesting Tula side-trips: Kulikovo field (in Monastyrshchino), Museum of Samovars and Bouillottes (in Grumant) and Bekhovo (Bekhovo Cemetery & Trinity Church). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tula online trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Tula is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tula is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Basil's Cathedral and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Melnikov House, admire the masterpieces at Armoury Chamber, and explore the galleries of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Moscow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad

— 3 nights
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Trinity Cathedral and Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity. Get out of town with these interesting Sergiyev Posad side-trips: Cathedral of the Assumption (in Stromyn), Saint Nicholas Temple (in Tsarevo) and Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sergiyev Posad itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Sergiyev Posad can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites

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.
Visit Yaroslavl Embankment and Leontievskoye Cemetery for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum and St. John the Baptist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Kostroma (The Resurrection Church on the Debra & Holy Zaprudnenskaya Church) and Rostov (Church of St. John the Evangelist, Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet, steep yourself in history at Voznesenskiye Barracks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John Chrysostom.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yaroslavl online visit planner.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Vladimir

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tsar Constantine Church, then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Nikolsky Women's Monastery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vladimir online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Diveyevo

— 3 nights
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spring of Saint Panteleimon and Resurrection Cathedral will appeal to history buffs.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Diveyevo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vladimir to Diveyevo takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Get some cultural insight at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and The Kremlin. Fedorovsky Embankment and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, and get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip planning site.

Getting from Diveyevo to Nizhny Novgorod by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kazan Kremlin and Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Get a sense of the local culture at Kul Sharif Mosque and The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena. Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery & Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and get to know the fascinating history of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kazan tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 26 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Sobor Petra I Pavla will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Khram Svyatykh Apostolov Petra I Pavla, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip maker site.

Fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Kaliningrad

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Konigsberg Cathedral and Cathedral of Christ the Savior will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Kurshskaya Kosa and B-413 Submarine Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk), Arnau Church (in Rodniki) and German Memorial Cemetery (in Baltiysk). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff and examine the collection at Altes Haus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad vacation app.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in November: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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.