60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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Vladivostok
— 12 nights
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Novosibirsk
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Yekaterinburg
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Kazan
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Vladivostok — 12 nights

Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Go for a jaunt from Vladivostok to Artyom to see Protection of the Holy Virgin about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Russky Bridge, make a trip to Temple of the Port Arthur Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebration, take an in-depth tour of S-56 Submarine Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden-Institute FEB RAS.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vladivostok tour itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Vladivostok is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Vladivostok, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Vladivostok: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Novosibirsk.
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Novosibirsk — 12 nights

Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Change things up with a short trip to Temple in Honor of the Blessed Virgin the Skoroposlushnitsa in Mochishhe (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Novosibirsk Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of Peace Time, Firefighters and Lifeguards, stop by Kapital, and see the interesting displays at Museum of History and Development of Dzerzhinsky District.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Novosibirsk tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Vladivostok to Novosibirsk takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Vladivostok to Novosibirsk, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vladivostok in October, with highs in Novosibirsk at 5°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Yekaterinburg.
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Yekaterinburg — 15 nights

Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yekaterinburg: Verkhnyaya Pyshma Historical Museum (in Verhnyaya Pyshma) and Temple of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land (in Tyumen). There's much more to do: get great views at Visotsky Business Center Lookout, don't miss a visit to Embankment of Working Youth, appreciate the history behind Sculpture Deers, and get engrossed in the history at President Center of Boris Eltsin.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Yekaterinburg planner.

You can fly from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Novosibirsk to Yekaterinburg due to the time zone difference. November in Yekaterinburg sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Kazan.
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Kazan — 19 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kazan: Sviyazhsk (Island Sviyazhsk Museum, The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, &more) and Raifa (Raifa Lake, Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Riviera Aquapark. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip app.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Kazan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kazan. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kazan, with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) 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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