40 days in Russia Itinerary

40 days in Russia Itinerary

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Yekaterinburg
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 4 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
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Tula
— 2 nights
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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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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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
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Sochi
— 3 nights
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Volgograd
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Yekaterinburg — 4 nights

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Yekaterinburg is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Sculpture The symbol of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Great Victory, get a dose of the wild on Ekaterinburg Guide Center, and don't miss a visit to Monument to Ural Citizens Who Forged the Victory.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yekaterinburg online trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Yekaterinburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Yekaterinburg. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect Yekaterinburg to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kazan.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena & Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery-Workshop of Zaitsev, take a stroll around Smena Center of Contemporary Culture, and see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of -4°C in Kazan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sergiyev Posad.
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Sergiyev Posad — 2 nights

Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Refectory Church of St Sergius.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sergiyev Posad trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Sergiyev Posad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Sergiyev Posad sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tula.
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Tula — 2 nights

Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll around P. Belousov Central Park of Culture and Recreation, see the interesting displays at Yasnaya Polyana, and then examine the collection at Kozlova Zaseka Station Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Tula Kremlin Museum and then explore the galleries of Tula State Museum of Weapons.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tula trip planner.

Drive from Sergiyev Posad to Tula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moscow.
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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: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moscow tour builder site.

You can drive from Tula to Moscow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kaliningrad.
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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 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", and contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Moscow to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. In November, Kaliningrad is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to St. Petersburg.
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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 museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 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. Traveling from Kaliningrad in November, expect St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yaroslavl.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paraskeva Piatnitsa Temple and then don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl holiday planning app.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, expect nights in Yaroslavl to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nizhny Novgorod.
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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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, get to know the resident critters at Limpopo Zoo, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, and get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod travel planning app.

You can fly from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sochi.
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Sochi — 3 nights

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, get in on the family fun at Sochi Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum Park.

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Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Sochi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in December, expect nights in Sochi to be somewhat warmer, around 3°C, while days are much warmer, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Volgograd.
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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: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, head outdoors with Alley of Poplars, contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Volgograd journey planner.

Getting from Sochi to Volgograd by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sochi in December: highs in Volgograd hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow 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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