47 days in Russia Itinerary

47 days in Russia Itinerary

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Sochi
— 4 nights
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Volgograd
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 8 nights
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Irkutsk
— 4 nights
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Kazan
— 2 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
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Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 11 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 4 nights

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Sochi

Sochi ©

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: walk around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, take in the awesome beauty at Chyornaya Piramida, and contemplate the long history of Sanatorium Ordzhonikidze.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sochi online sightseeing planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Sochi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Sochi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Theme Park
Sochi Park
3.6

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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.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at The Motherland Calls Sculpture, head outdoors with Engels Boulevard, walk around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park, and learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Volgograd trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Sochi to Volgograd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Volgograd is little chillier than Sochi - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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8
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Moscow

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption & The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday builder website.

You can fly from Volgograd to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Volgograd in October: highs in Moscow hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Must see
Red Square
4.7
World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
4.7

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Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Venture out of the city with trips to Angarsk (Art Center & Victory Museum) and Monument to Baby Mammoth and Its Mother (in Usolye-Sibirskoe). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Baikal, enjoy some diversion at Sport Entertainment Complex Laser People, see the interesting displays at Museum of Medicinal Herbs and Minerals, and get your game on at Time to Fly Aerodynamic Complex.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Irkutsk trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Irkutsk takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Irkutsk Standard Time (IRKT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Moscow in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Irkutsk: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Lake Baikal
4.7
Forest
Kaiskaya Forest
5.0

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Kazan

Kazan ©

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 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, and finally see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Shooting Complex Olimp, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally shop like a local with Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

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You can fly from Irkutsk to Kazan in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Irkutsk to Kazan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Irkutsk in November; daily highs in Kazan reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Nizhny Novgorod.

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World heritage site
Kazan Kremlin
4.9
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Religious Site
Kul Sharif Mosque
4.8

3
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Nizhny Novgorod

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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, and admire the landmark architecture of State Bank.

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Traveling by car from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Must see
Limpopo Zoo
4.8
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Castle
The Kremlin
4.3
Historic Walking Area
Fedorovsky Embankment
4.9

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vladimir: Nikolsky Women's Monastery (in Sanino), Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex (in Suzdal) and Pokrovskiy Vvedenskiy Ostrovnoi Convent (in Vvedenskiy). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip planner.

Take a train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Church and then examine the collection at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, then stroll the grounds of Leontievskoye Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yaroslavl trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vladimir to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Yaroslavl Embankment
4.8

11
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St. Petersburg

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and head off the coast to Yelagin Island.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Yaroslavl to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Yaroslavl in November, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

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Must see
The State Hermitage Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
4.8

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Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk (in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad day trip planning app.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, expect Kaliningrad to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Kurshskaya Kosa
4.7
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Specialty Museum
B-413 Submarine Museum
4.8

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