8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia visit planner

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Moscow
— 2 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 1 night
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Novosibirsk
— 1 night
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Irkutsk
— 2 nights
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Moscow

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, then learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow attractions tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, expect Moscow to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Yekaterinburg

— 1 night
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
On the 24th (Wed), learn about all things military at The UMMC Museum complex, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Soldiers of Ural Voluntary Tank Bulk, then pause for some photo ops at Miniature Map of the Territory of Voznesensk Hill in 1936, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Visotsky Business Center Lookout.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yekaterinburg day trip planning site.

Fly from Moscow to Yekaterinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in February, expect Yekaterinburg to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums

Side Trip

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Novosibirsk

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument Metal Throne, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the history behind Glory monument, and finally find something for the whole family at Wonder Park Galileo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Novosibirsk trip planner.

Fly from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yekaterinburg to Novosibirsk is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Yekaterinburg in February, with highs in Novosibirsk at -11°C and lows at -21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Irkutsk.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Spas · Museums · Theme Parks
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Irkutsk

— 2 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
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You can fly from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Novosibirsk in February, expect little chillier with lows of -25°C in Irkutsk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.