22 days in Russia Itinerary

22 days in Russia Itinerary

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— 3 nights
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
— 4 nights
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Moscow — 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Gostiny Dvor Arcade or Multimedia Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and Tserkov' Vozneseniya Gospodnya. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at S. Obraztsov State Academical Puppet Theatre, get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard Ring, take an in-depth tour of Victor Vasnetsov House Museum, and admire the striking features of Kamergerskiy Lane.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Zhukovsky International Airport and Ostafyevo International Airport. November in Moscow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

St. Petersburg — 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Marly Palace. Get some cultural insight at The Menshikov Palace and Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum, explore the wide array of goods at St.Peterburg House of Books, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kazan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Kazan — 4 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Annunciation Cathedral and The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany. Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul and Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kazan's surroundings by going to Sviyazhsk (Rozhdestvenskaya Square, Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of All Who Sorrow, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, view the masterpieces at Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, and steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin.

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Fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in November; daily highs in Kazan reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Nizhny Novgorod — 2 nights

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nizhny Novgorod Ekzotarium Exhibition Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of History of Art Crafts of The Nizhny Novgorod Region. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', then take in the exciting artwork at Yurkovka Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Michael the Archangel Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nizhniy Novgorod State Exhibition Complex.

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Getting from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Moscow — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries and Cathedral Square. You'll explore and learn at Muzeon Art Park and Novospasskiy Monastery. See some other sides of Moscow: contemplate the long history of Red Square, see the interesting displays at Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor), and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

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You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Russia travel guide

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.