27 days in Russia Itinerary

27 days in Russia Itinerary

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27 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Moscow
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  10​h
5
Listvyanka
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Krasnoyarsk
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
Esto-Sadok
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Sao Paulo

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yelagin Island and Kolonistskiy Park. The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, get engrossed in the history at Yusupov Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), and admire the natural beauty at Catherine Palace and Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online trip maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to St. Petersburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Nature
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yaroslavl Embankment and Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Popular historic sites such as Church of Elijah the Prophet and St. John the Baptist Church are in your itinerary. When in Yaroslavl, make a side trip to see State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin in Rostov, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, have fun at Children's Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yaroslavl Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Elijah the Prophet.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rostov, Church of Elijah the Prophet
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Limpopo Zoo. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, pause for some photo ops at Chkalov Monument, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod travel planning website .

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky ©
Monument to Minin and Pozharsky

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and Lenin's Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve capture your imagination. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Novodevichy Convent, meet the residents at Moscow Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moscow tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
day
Listvyanka

Listvyanka ©
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Taltsy Museum, then meet the residents at Nerpinary, and then explore the activities along Lake Baikal.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Listvyanka trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Moscow to Listvyanka in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Moscow to Listvyanka. In July, daytime highs in Listvyanka are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Listvyanka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Stolby National Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Tsar-Fish Statue, explore and take pictures at Lokomotiv, then contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River, and finally glide through natural beauty at Tatyshev Island.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Krasnoyarsk trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 24th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Sliding Center Sanki and then ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Esto-Sadok trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to Esto-Sadok by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Esto-Sadok. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Sliding Center Sanki ©
Sliding Center Sanki

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