24 days in Russia Itinerary

24 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Irkutsk Airport, Drive to Listvyanka
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 6 nights
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights


Listvyanka — 1 night

On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Nerpinary.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Listvyanka planner.

Chennai, India to Listvyanka is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Listvyanka is 2.5 hours. In June, Listvyanka is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Olkhon.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trip

Olkhon — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Fri), stroll through Cape Sagan-Khushun and then head outdoors with Hoboy Cape.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Olkhon tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Listvyanka to Olkhon by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Volgograd.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Volgograd — 3 nights

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.
Museum Pamyat has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad and Volgograd Museum of Measurements and Scales capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt and Pavlov's House. It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture and don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Volgograd road trip planner.

Getting from Olkhon to Volgograd by car takes about 70.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 5 hours. June in Volgograd sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sochi.
Museums · Historic Sites

Sochi — 2 nights

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mega Museum of the USSR, then take in the exciting artwork at Fort Art Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sanatorium Ordzhonikidze and then meet the residents at Adler Dolphinarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sochi road trip planner.

You can fly from Volgograd to Sochi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Volgograd in June, expect nights in Sochi to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Moscow.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Moscow — 6 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.
The Victory Museum has been added to your itinerary. Red Square and Moscow Kremlin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Saint Basil's Cathedral and Andronikov Monastery for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of State Museum of GULAG's History.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip planner.

Fly from Sochi to Moscow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sochi in June, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.
Museums · Historic Sites

St. Petersburg — 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Let the collections at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Saint Isaac's Cathedral capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, stroll around Catherine Palace and Park, and take a tour of Cruiser Aurora.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Russia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.