27 days in Russia Itinerary

27 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 9 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 3 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
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Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly to Irkutsk, Ferry to Listvyanka
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Listvyanka
— 1 day
Ferry to Irkutsk embankment, Fly to Krasnoyarsk
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Krasnoyarsk
— 1 night
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Esto-Sadok
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St. Petersburg

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, walk around Kolonistskiy Park, and head off the coast to Yelagin Island.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to St. Petersburg is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yaroslavl Embankment and Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John the Baptist Church and Church of Elijah the Prophet. Step out of Yaroslavl to go to Rostov and see State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, get to know the resident critters at Yaroslavl Zoo, make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, and admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yaroslavl trip maker website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

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Nizhny Novgorod

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fedorovsky Embankment, make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, appreciate the history behind Chkalov Monument, then don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to Nizhny Novgorod takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Nizhny Novgorod sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Moscow

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.
Moscow Kremlin and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Annunciation, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

Fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Listvyanka.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Listvyanka

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Taltsy Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Nerpinary, and then explore the activities along Lake Baikal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Listvyanka online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Moscow to Listvyanka by combination of flight and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: 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, daily temperatures in Listvyanka can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Tsar-Fish Statue, then catch a live event at Lokomotiv, then explore the activities along Enisey River, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Tatyshev Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Krasnoyarsk trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Listvyanka to Krasnoyarsk in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) to Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Esto-Sadok.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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Esto-Sadok

Few may have heard of it outside of Russia, but Esto-Sadok is a popular ski resort with links to Sochi.
On the 24th (Tue), hit the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Sliding Center Sanki and then get outside with Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster.

Discover how to plan a Esto-Sadok trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Krasnoyarsk to Esto-Sadok by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Krasnoyarsk to Esto-Sadok, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Esto-Sadok

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
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.