30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 5 nights
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Kazan
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Beach Laskovy and Neva Embankments. Kids will enjoy Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, view the masterpieces at Tretyakov's Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder website.

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to St. Petersburg is 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Nizhny Novgorod — 5 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.
The Kremlin and Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pustynskiye Lakes and Fedorovsky Embankment. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, look for gifts at Ariel - Factory of Glass Christmas Tree Decorations, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kazan.
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Kazan — 5 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kids will enjoy Kazan Kremlin and Smena Center of Contemporary Culture. Get some historical perspective at Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) and Church of the Holy Martyr Paraskeva. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Rozhdestvenskaya Square, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, &more) and Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Trinity Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA Center Sanatoriy Ryadom s Domom, see a show at Kazan Chamber Theatre Sdvig, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyr Barbara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan trip tool.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.
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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.
Head to Perlov Tea House and GUMfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Step out of Moscow to go to Dubrovitsy and see Church of The Holy Virgin, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, wander the streets of Kuznetsky Most Street, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Moscow Zoo.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moscow driving holiday tool.

Fly from Kazan to Moscow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad — 5 nights

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Visit Cathedral of Christ the Savior and Kirch Neuhausen for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Kurshskaya Kosa and Art Gallery Gates will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Arnau Church (in Rodniki), Zelenogradsk (Barakholshhik & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Yantarnyy (Beach Shakhta Anna, Beach Promenade, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Memorial Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. George of Baltic Fleet Cathedral, and expand your understanding of the military at Coastal Air Defence Battery Lemberg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Russia travel guide

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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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