60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia route maker

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Moscow
— 10 nights
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Kazan
— 3 nights
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Novosibirsk
— 3 nights
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 2 nights
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Vladivostok
— 4 nights
Fly to Irkutsk, Ferry to Listvyanka
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Listvyanka
— 2 nights
Ferry to Irkutsk embankment, Fly to Krasnoyarsk
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Krasnoyarsk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manzherok
— 1 night
Drive to Gorno-Altaysk Airport, Fly to St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg
— 13 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly to Khrabrovo Airport, Drive to Yantarnyy
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Yantarnyy
— 1 night
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Esto-Sadok
— 6 nights
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Moscow

— 10 nights

Third Rome

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.
Visiting Bird Park Vorobyi and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast) will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Yeliseyevskiy or House of Books (Dom Knigi). Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Red Square, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in May; daily highs in Moscow reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 4:

Kazan

— 3 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral, admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul and then don't miss a visit to Islam Nury Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kazan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kazan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Novosibirsk

— 3 nights

Siberian Chicago

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall Aura, admire the landmark architecture of Center of Information Technology, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Novosibirsk Zoo. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Spartak Stadium, appreciate the history behind Glory monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun City.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Novosibirsk trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kazan to Novosibirsk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

— 2 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Kamchatka Peninsula and Avachinsky. Step out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with an excursion to Paratunskiye Hot Spring in Paratunka--about 44 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky takes 8 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Novosibirsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Novosibirsk in June: high temperatures in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Vladivostok

— 4 nights
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Visiting Astafyev's Bay and Russian Island will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Russky Bridge, head off the coast to Popov Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Railroad Terminal.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok journey planning website.

You can fly from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Vladivostok in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Vladivostok is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in June, things will get a bit warmer in Vladivostok: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Listvyanka

— 2 nights
Discover how to plan a Listvyanka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Vladivostok to Listvyanka takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Vladivostok Standard Time (VLAT) to Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Vladivostok in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Listvyanka: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Krasnoyarsk

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Stolby National Park and Tatyshev Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsar-Fish Statue (in Ovsyanka) and Sputnik (in Divnogorsk). The adventure continues: trek along Cave Karaulnaya, see where the action happens at Lokomotiv, explore the activities along Enisey River, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of the Transfiguration.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Manzherok.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Manzherok

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Altai Mountains.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manzherok trip planner.

Drive from Krasnoyarsk to Manzherok in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Manzherok is minus 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Manzherok

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

St. Petersburg

— 13 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Visiting Eco Path and Yelagin Island will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Gallery. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, make a trip to Palace Square, stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh, and contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manzherok to St. Petersburg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 7:

Yaroslavl

— 4 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.
Explore Yaroslavl's surroundings by going to State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin (in Rostov) and Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, appreciate the history behind Monument of Yaroslav the Wise (Mudry), get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl online day trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Yaroslavl, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Nizhny Novgorod

— 4 nights

Russia's Pocket

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, appreciate the history behind Chkalov Monument, admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, and make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nizhny Novgorod route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yantarnyy.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Yantarnyy

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Promenade.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yantarnyy planning site.

Explore your travel options from Nizhny Novgorod to Yantarnyy with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Yantarnyy is minus 1 hour. In July in Yantarnyy, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Yantarnyy

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Esto-Sadok

— 6 nights
Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
Get outdoors at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Sochi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Esto-Sadok: Soloniki Beach (in Soloniki) and Sochi (Adler Dolphinarium & Sochi Park). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, fly down the slopes at Sliding Center Sanki, make a trip to Krasnaya Polyana Resort, and take in the dramatic scenery at Agura Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Esto-Sadok trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yantarnyy to Esto-Sadok. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

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.