60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Sochi
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Sochi
— 6 nights
Fly
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vladivostok
— 8 nights
Fly
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Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
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Ufa
— 1 night
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Kazan
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
Fly to Pulkovo, Bus to Veliky Novgorod
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Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruskeala
— 1 night
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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly
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Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train
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Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tula
— 1 night
Drive
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Moscow
— 6 nights
Fly

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Sochi

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster and Roza Pik. Shop till you drop at Moremall and Dary Krasnoi Polyany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sochi: Wet Canyon of River Psakho (in Galitsino) and 33 Waterfalls (in Bolshoy Kichmay). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Agura Waterfalls, browse the different shops at Gorky Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Dagomysskiye Koryta, and explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sochi trip itinerary planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Sochi is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Sochi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in October, things will get slightly colder in Sochi: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Volgograd

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.
Shop till you drop at Volgamoll and Mall Aquarelle. Take a break from the city and head to Beach, Krasnoslobodsk and Lotus lake. Get out of town with these interesting Volgograd side-trips: Volzhsky (City Beach & Volzhskiy Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Volgograd trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Volgograd takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sochi to Volgograd is 1 hour. When traveling from Sochi in November, plan for much colder days in Volgograd, with highs around 5°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Volgograd

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Vladivostok

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Do your shopping at USSR Market and Amber Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Golden Horn Bay and Golden Bridge. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at National Park Land of the Leopard. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nikolai's Triumphal Arch/ Arch of Prince Nicholas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Primorskiy Oceanarium, make a trip to Svetlanskaya Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Vladivostok Fortress.

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Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Vladivostok takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Vladivostok Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Volgograd in November, Vladivostok is a bit cooler at night with lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Krasnoyarsk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. On your second day here, stroll around Roev Ruchey Zoo, explore the activities along Enisey River, then stop by Diana Art Salon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel, and finally get into the urban bustle at Kamenka Cultural Space.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk road trip site.

You can fly from Vladivostok to Krasnoyarsk in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Vladivostok to Krasnoyarsk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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Yekaterinburg

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Escape the urban bustle at Weir on river Iset and Seven Brothers Rocks. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tavolozhskaya Ceramics and Yekaterinburg War Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Visotsky Business Center Lookout, get outside with Talc Quarry Old Lens, make a trip to Ganina Yama Monastery, and view the masterpieces at Glavny Prospekt International Arts Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yekaterinburg online holiday planner.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to Yekaterinburg in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Yekaterinburg are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ufa.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trips

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Ufa

Widely considered one of Russia's loveliest cities, Ufa is home to many sites dedicated to the country's nature and history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Fountain Seven Girls, appreciate the history behind Salavat Yulaev Monument, get into the urban bustle at Congress Hall, get a taste of the local shopping with Center for Contemporary Art Oblaka, then relax and rejuvenate at Posolstvo Krasoty, and finally take in the exciting artwork at X-Max Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ufa travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yekaterinburg to Ufa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ufa, with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Ufa

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Baths

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Kazan

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.
Head to Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) and Kazan Chamber Theatre Sdvigfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Leaning Suyumbike Tower and Museum of Soviet Life. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Agricultural Palace, get into the urban bustle at Center of Contemporary Culture Smena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and browse the different shops at Mall Savino.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kazan online journey planner.

Fly from Ufa to Kazan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ufa to Kazan. In November in Kazan, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Kazan

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Kaliningrad

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Promenade and Beach Shakhta Anna. Escape the urban bustle at Kurshskaya Kosa and Dancing Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Kaliningrad side-trips: Water Tower (in Svetlogorsk), Ploshhad Masterov (in Yantarnyy) and Zelenogradsk (Zelenogradsk Promenade & Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, and explore the activities along Verkhneye Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip app.

You can fly from Kazan to Kaliningrad in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in November: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Veliky Novgorod

An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, admire the striking features of Granovitaya Palata, get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), then take in the exciting artwork at Na Torgu Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Beresta SPA Centre. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, kick back and relax at Kremlevskiy Beach, admire the landmark architecture of St. George Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yuryevskiy Beach, and finally examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Ruskeala.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Ruskeala

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Ruskeala Waterfalls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ruskeala Mountain Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ruskeala itinerary maker website.

Drive from Veliky Novgorod to Ruskeala in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Veliky Novgorod to Ruskeala due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Ruskeala

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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St. Petersburg

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.
Shop till you drop at Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh and Tretyakov's Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Turkish Baths and Yelagin Island. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, explore the activities along Neva Embankments, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ruskeala to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Petersburg when traveling from Ruskeala in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Yaroslavl

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, examine the collection at Yaroslavskiy Khudozhestvennyy Muzey, admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains, then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, and then see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yaroslavl online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Yaroslavl, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nizhny Novgorod

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God and Chkalov Monument. Do your shopping at Ariel - Factory of Glass Christmas Tree Decorations and FUTURO Gallery. When in Nizhny Novgorod, make a side trip to see Pustynskiye Lakes in Staraya Pustyn, approximately Staraya Pustyn away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, admire the striking features of State Bank, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip maker website.

Fly from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Vladimir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, indulge in some personalized pampering at Vladmassage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), then see the interesting displays at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Boris and Gleb.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip maker app.

Take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Tula.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

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Tula

Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Monument to Tula Gingerbread, enjoy some diversion at IllyuziON, browse the exhibits of Tula State Museum of Weapons, see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, then stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tula Kremlin Museum.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tula trip planner.

Getting from Vladimir to Tula by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Moscow.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Moscow

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.
Head to Vintage Voyage and PlatformaVRfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Bird Park Vorobyi and Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Kolomna (Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily, Kolomna Kremlin, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, look for gifts at Perlov Tea House, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip site.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.