60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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60 days in Russia Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Moscow
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Novosibirsk
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Vladivostok
— 4 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + ferry:  9​h 45​min
Listvyanka
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Krasnoyarsk
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
Manzherok
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
St. Petersburg
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
Nizhny Novgorod
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Yantarnyy
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Esto-Sadok
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
Cairo

10
days
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.
Do your shopping at GUM Department Store (Glavny Universalny Magazin) and Mall Columbus. Get outdoors at Bird Park Vorobyi and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). Venture out of the city with trips to Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), meet the residents at Moscow Zoo, kick back and relax at Meshherskoye, and stroll through Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow route site .

Cairo, Egypt to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Cairo in May: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

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Church of The Holy Virgin, Bird Park Vorobyi, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad)
Meshherskoye ©
Meshherskoye
Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast) ©
Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast)

2
days
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.
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, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, don't miss a visit to Islam Nury Mosque, and then make a trip to Sviyazhsk.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan trip planner .

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Kazan

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

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Sviyazhsk
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Sviyazhsk ©
Sviyazhsk
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

2
days
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
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.
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 admire nature's wide array of creatures at Novosibirsk Zoo. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Spartak Stadium, then appreciate the history behind Glory monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Novosibirsk trip planner .

Fly from Kazan to Novosibirsk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kazan to Novosibirsk due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Mall Aura ©
Mall Aura
Sun City ©
Sun City

3
days
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kamchatka Peninsula and Small Valley of Geysers. Step out of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with an excursion to Paratunskiye Hot Spring in Paratunka--about 44 minutes away.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Novosibirsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky takes 9 hours. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Novosibirsk to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky due to the time zone difference. In June, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a bit cooler than Novosibirsk - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kamchatka Krai, Paratunskiye Hot Spring
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Kamchatka Peninsula ©
Kamchatka Peninsula
Khalaktyrsky Beach ©
Khalaktyrsky Beach
Avachinsky ©
Avachinsky

3
days
Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Astafyev's Bay and Popov Island. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nikolai's Triumphal Arch/ Arch of Prince Nicholas, step off the mainland to explore Russian Island, take in the views from Golden Bridge, and admire the striking features of Railroad Terminal.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Vladivostok takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Vladivostok, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in June, expect Vladivostok to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Vladivostok

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay
Russian Island ©
Russian Island

1
day
Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Listvyanka trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Vladivostok to Listvyanka in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vladivostok to Listvyanka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vladivostok in June, expect nights in Listvyanka to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Baikal, Eastland Ski Resort
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stolby National Park and Tatyshev Island. Go for a jaunt from Krasnoyarsk to Divnogorsk to see Sputnik about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Enisey River, Head underground at Cave Karaulnaya, make a trip to Tsar-Fish Statue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Krasnoyarsk road trip planning site .

Getting from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk by combination of ferry, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Time (KRAT) is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Manzherok.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
day
Manzherok

Manzherok
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Altai Mountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manzherok holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Krasnoyarsk to Manzherok takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Manzherok, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Manzherok

#Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Altai Mountains
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13
days
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.
Shop till you drop at Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Gallery. Get outdoors at Yelagin Island and Eco Path. There's much more to do: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, browse the different shops at Eliseevs Food Hall (Yeliseevskiy Gastronom), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and admire the majestic nature at Kolonistskiy Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manzherok to St. Petersburg. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yaroslavl.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
National Park Shhuchye Lake ©
National Park Shhuchye Lake

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm and Yaroslavl Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin in Rostov (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, appreciate the history behind Monument of Yaroslav the Wise (Mudry), ponder the design of Strelka Fountains, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
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Yaroslavl Zoo ©
Yaroslavl Zoo
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Limpopo Zoo and Beach on Molitovskiy Zaton. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, explore and take pictures at Lokomotiv, don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Yantarnyy.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Chkalov Monument ©
Chkalov Monument
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky ©
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

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hours
Yantarnyy

Yantarnyy ©
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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nizhny Novgorod to Yantarnyy. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Yantarnyy. 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

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

6
days
Esto-Sadok

Esto-Sadok ©
Get in touch with nature at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Sliding Center Sanki. Step out of Esto-Sadok with an excursion to Soloniki Beach in Soloniki--about 2 hours away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Sochi National Park. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sochi Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Esto-Sadok trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yantarnyy to Esto-Sadok. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yantarnyy to Esto-Sadok. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sochi, Agura Waterfalls, Soloniki Beach
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Sochi National Park ©
Sochi National Park

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