53 days in Russia Itinerary

53 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow
— 10 nights
2
Esto-Sadok
— 2 nights
3
Krasnoyarsk
— 3 nights
4
Listvyanka
— 2 nights
5
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
6
St. Petersburg
— 11 nights
7
Veliky Novgorod
— 3 nights
8
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
9
Vladimir
— 2 nights
10
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
11
Kazan
— 4 nights
12
Volgograd
— 3 nights
13
Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night

10
nights
Moscow

Moscow ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow road trip planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Moscow is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in July, expect Moscow to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

2
nights
Esto-Sadok

Esto-Sadok ©
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Culture Ethnographic Center My Russia.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Esto-Sadok travel route planning app.

Getting from Moscow to Esto-Sadok by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort

3
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
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.
Explore Krasnoyarsk's surroundings by going to Tsar-Fish Statue (in Ovsyanka) and Sputnik (in Divnogorsk). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Stolby National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Enisey River, pause for some photo ops at V.I. Surikov Monument, walk around Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk road trip website.

Fly from Esto-Sadok to Krasnoyarsk in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Esto-Sadok to Krasnoyarsk due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Listvyanka.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsar-Fish Statue, Sputnik
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River
Tatyshev Island ©
Tatyshev Island

2
nights
Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Taltsy Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Nerpinary, and then explore the activities along Lake Baikal.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Listvyanka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Listvyanka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Listvyanka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Taltsy Museum, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Taltsy Museum ©
Taltsy Museum
Nerpinary ©
Nerpinary

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Step out of Kaliningrad to go to Yantarnyy and see Beach Promenade, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa, contemplate the long history of Brandenburg Gate, admire the striking features of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, and get to know the resident critters at Kaliningrad Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Listvyanka to Kaliningrad takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

11
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

3
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Kremlevskiy Beach, thenexamine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Church of Peter and Paul. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Virgin of the Sign (Znamensky), admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Savior's Transfiguration on Ilin Street, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Transfiguration, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, and finally make a trip to Zverin Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia

4
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rostov (Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery & State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, and catch a live event at Shinnik.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yaroslavl road trip website.

You can fly from Veliky Novgorod to Yaroslavl in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rostov
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment

2
nights
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, thenexamine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, thensee the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vladimir online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

3
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
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 historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo, admire the striking features of State Bank, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Minin and Pozharsky.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod vacation planner.

Take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

4
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, catch a live performance at Tatneft Arena Ice Palace, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and explore the activities along Park Lake Kharovoye.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kazan trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Agricultural Palace ©
Agricultural Palace

3
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
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.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, thensteep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt, and finally enjoy some diversion at "Tarzaniya" Verovochnyy Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Sputnik, and then don't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Volgograd trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in August: high temperatures in Volgograd hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Volzhsky
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Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

1
night
Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. On the 23rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Sergiyev Posad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Sergiyev Posad is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Volgograd in August, with highs in Sergiyev Posad at °C and lows at °C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

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