17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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Bus to Barcelona El Prat Airport Terminal 2, Fly to Kazan
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Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Esto-Sadok
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly to Barcelona, Bus to Andorra la Vella

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Kazan — 3 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Azimovskaya Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church and then make a trip to Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kazan day trip planning website.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra to Kazan is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September in Kazan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Esto-Sadok on the 28th (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Esto-Sadok — 4 nights

Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster and The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain. Explore Esto-Sadok's surroundings by going to Sochi (Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, Arboretum Park, &more).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Esto-Sadok day trip planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Esto-Sadok in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kaliningrad.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Kaliningrad — 4 nights

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Visiting Kurshskaya Kosa and Beach Promenade will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tikhoye Lake and Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. Take a break from Kaliningrad with a short trip to Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Svetlogorsk, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave, get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Esto-Sadok to Kaliningrad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

St. Petersburg — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yelagin Island and Neva Embankments. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kaliningrad in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · 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.
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