15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  19​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Taman
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Arkhipo-Osipovka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Soloniki
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Sergiyev Posad
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Rostov
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Suzdal
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
8
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Louisville


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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.
The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Russian Museum and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Peterhof Grand Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Neva Embankments, examine the collection at The Bath Block, and pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey maker tool .

Louisville, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to St. Petersburg is 8 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Louisville in September: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Taman.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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Taman

Taman
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument to the First Zaporozye Settlers, examine the collection at Taman Museum Complex, and then get in on the family fun at Ethno Complex Ataman.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Taman trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St. Petersburg to Taman. Traveling from St. Petersburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Taman: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arkhipo-Osipovka.

Things to do in Taman

Theme Parks Museums
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Arkhipo-Osipovka

Arkhipo-Osipovka
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Teshebs Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Arkhipo-Osipovka Delphinarium, and then hike along Terrainkur.

Make your Arkhipo-Osipovka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Taman to Arkhipo-Osipovka takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Arkhipo-Osipovka are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Soloniki.

Things to do in Arkhipo-Osipovka

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Soloniki

Soloniki ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Lazarevskiy Ethnographic Museum, then admire the verdant scenery at Svirsk Gorge, and then kick back and relax at Soloniki Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Soloniki trip planner .

Getting from Arkhipo-Osipovka to Soloniki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Arkhipo-Osipovka in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Soloniki, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Soloniki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sochi
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Svirsk Gorge ©
Svirsk Gorge

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Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Intercession Khotkovo Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Soloniki to Sergiyev Posad. Traveling from Soloniki in September, things will get slightly colder in Sergiyev Posad: highs are around 60°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rostov.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khotkovo
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Vvedenskiy and Pyatnitskiy Churches ©
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

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Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Gate-Church of St John Divine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, and finally see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palaty, get engrossed in the history at Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Virgin Hodegetria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Resurrection of Christ, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rostov trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sergiyev Posad to Rostov takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Rostov can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of the Assumption
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Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye

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Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
On the 26th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Nativity. On the next day, examine the collection at Suzdal Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Transfiguration Parish Church of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Suzdal trip planning website .

Getting from Rostov to Suzdal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vladimir
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad). Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Bulgakov`s House Museum-Theatre, and finally admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Suzdal to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites
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