32 days in Russia Itinerary

32 days in Russia Itinerary

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Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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Volgograd
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 3 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Kaliningrad — 3 nights

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, make a trip to Fishing Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad trip itinerary planning tool.

Hobart, Australia to Kaliningrad is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Hobart to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in May, expect nights in Kaliningrad to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to St. Petersburg.
Nature · Wildlife · 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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip tool.

Fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yaroslavl.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Yaroslavl — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Yaroslavl Architectural Historical and Art Museum Preserve, then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, and then ponder the design of Strelka Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yaroslavl trip maker tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Moscow.
Historic Sites · Museums

Moscow — 5 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Moscow online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Volgograd.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Volgograd — 4 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.
Volgograd is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture, take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, admire the striking features of Volgograd Railway Station, and make a trip to The Eternal Flame.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Volgograd holiday builder website.

You can fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Moscow in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Volgograd, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kazan.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kazan Kremlin, stroll around Aksenova Square, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kazan road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in May, things will get slightly colder in Kazan: highs are around 67°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Nizhny Novgorod.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Nizhny Novgorod — 4 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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod visit planning site.

Fly from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Vladimir.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Vladimir — 1 night

The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vladimir online visit planner.

Take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Russia travel guide

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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.