10 days in Russia Itinerary

10 days in Russia Itinerary

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10 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Polyarny Krug
1
Polyarny Krug
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
2
Kizhi
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Petrozavodsk
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sortavala
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Polyarny Krug

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Polyarny Krug

Polyarny Krug
On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Stella Polar Circle and then get answers to all your questions at Tourist Center Polyarny Krug.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Polyarny Krug trip maker site .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kizhi.
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Kizhi

Kizhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kizhi trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Polyarny Krug to Kizhi with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Petrozavodsk.

Things to do in Kizhi

Museums
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Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk ©
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27km. Kids will enjoy Zookompleks Three Bears and Museum of Nature of Karelia. Get out of town with these interesting Petrozavodsk side-trips: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Kondopoga) and Ancient volcano Girvas (in Hirvas). The adventure continues: walk around City Park and Embankment, see the interesting displays at Sea Museum of The Polar Odysseus Club, don't miss a visit to Embankment of Lake Onega, and admire the masterpieces at Art Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Petrozavodsk road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kizhi to Petrozavodsk. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Sortavala.

Things to do in Petrozavodsk

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ancient volcano Girvas, Kivach State Nature Reserve Kivach Waterfalls
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Embankment of Lake Onega ©
Embankment of Lake Onega
Art Museum ©
Art Museum

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Sortavala

Sortavala ©
Sortavala is a town in the Republic of Karelia, Russia, located at the northern tip of Lake Ladoga. Family-friendly places like Karelian Zoo and Koionsaari Island will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sortavala: Valaam Monastery (in Valaam), Ruskeala Mountain Park (in Ruskeala) and Ruins of Lutheran Church of Yakkim's Parish (in Lakhdenpokhya). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Ruskeala Waterfalls, walk around Valaam Archipelago, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Exhibition Center of Gogolev.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sortavala trip builder website .

You can drive from Petrozavodsk to Sortavala in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Sortavala are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sortavala

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ruskeala, Valaam Monastery, Karelian Zoo, Koionsaari Island, Ruins of Lutheran Church of Yakkim's Parish
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Ruskeala Waterfalls ©
Ruskeala Waterfalls
Valaam Archipelago ©
Valaam Archipelago
Valaam Monastery ©
Valaam Monastery