43 days in Russia Itinerary

43 days in Russia Itinerary

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Krasnoyarsk
— 9 nights
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Kazan
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St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
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Kaliningrad
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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Volgograd
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Sochi
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Krasnoyarsk — 9 nights

Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
You've now added Stolby National Park to your itinerary. When in Krasnoyarsk, make a side trip to see Krasnoyarsk Dam in Divnogorsk, approximately Divnogorsk away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, walk around 1st of May Park, have fun and explore at Interactive Science Museum Newton Park, and see the interesting displays at Galileo Park.

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

Mumbai, India to Krasnoyarsk is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Krasnoyarsk. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sviyazhsk (Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery & The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and get into the urban bustle at Kazan Chamber Theatre Sdvig.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kazan online visit planner.

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to Kazan by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Kazan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad — 4 nights

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly 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.
When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately Dubrovitsy away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, and examine the collection at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow is 1 hour. Traveling from Kaliningrad in November, expect Moscow to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Volgograd.
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Volgograd — 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Volgograd to Volzhsky to see Church of St. John the Theologian about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, get outside with Alley of Poplars, make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikita Church.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Volgograd tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Moscow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Sochi.
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Sochi — 5 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: head outdoors with Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, let little ones run wild at Anticafe Dom Kultury, test the waters at Banya Magi, and don't miss a visit to Svyato-Troitsky Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sochi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Sochi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Volgograd in November, plan for much warmer days in Sochi, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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