31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
2
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
3
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
6
Kazan
— 2 nights
7
Volgograd
— 2 nights
8
Moscow
— 7 nights

7
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg day trip site.

Cape Town, South Africa to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

4
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore Kaliningrad's surroundings by going to Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk (in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, Beach Promenade
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Leontievskoye Cemetery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslavl Embankment.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yaroslavl vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Yaroslavl, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Spoon Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Boris and Gleb.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir tour site.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum

3
nights
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod trip maker.

Getting from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), get a taste of the local shopping with Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Park Kontinent.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kazan journey maker.

You can drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, thenmake a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, thendon't miss a visit to The Eternal Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. On the next day, stroll around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park and then take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

Before you visit Volgograd, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kazan to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in May: high temperatures in Volgograd hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

7
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd to Moscow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Volgograd in May; daily highs in Moscow reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Vysotskiy Monastyr', FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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