15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 1 night
3
Vyborg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
5
Suzdal
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
6
Krasnoyarsk
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
Vladivostok
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the World Ocean, examine the collection at Amber Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave. On the next day, meet the residents at Kaliningrad Zoo, then examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fishing Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Zelenogradsk Promenade.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Kaliningrad is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Kaliningrad at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zelenogradsk Promenade
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Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
Zelenogradsk Promenade ©
Zelenogradsk Promenade
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, stroll through Neva Embankments, then take in the views from Palace Bridge, then snap pictures at Anichkov Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at WindTunnel FlyStation, pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, then examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at The General Staff Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg route planner .

Getting from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vyborg.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines ©
Erarta Museum ©
Erarta Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Vyborg

Vyborg ©
Vyborg, a town and the administrative center of Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, lies on the Karelian Isthmus near the head of the Vyborg Bay, 130km to the northwest of St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Petrovskiy Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Norway Park Okunyovaya, then explore and take pictures at Stadium Avangard, then admire the landmark architecture of Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor, don't miss a visit to Alvar Aalto Library, contemplate the long history of Vyborg Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Building of the United Bank of Nordic, and finally go for a walk through Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vyborg trip planner .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Vyborg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Primorsk
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Alvar Aalto Library ©
Alvar Aalto Library
Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore ©
Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore

2
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Sculpture Electrician and Cat, pause for some photo ops at Girl-Tourist Monument, don't miss a visit to Sofiyskaya Embankment, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), then admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata, and finally see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nicholas Vyazhischsky Convent, make a trip to Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, then see the interesting displays at Novgorod State Integrated Museum Reseve, and finally admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vyborg to Veliky Novgorod in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nicholas Vyazhischsky Convent, Varlaamo-Khutynsk Convent
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Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse ©
Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse

1
night
Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), see the interesting displays at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, and finally examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, get your game on at Yarko Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Boris and Gleb, and finally see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Suzdal route maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Veliky Novgorod to Suzdal takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Vladimir, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of Boris and Gleb ©
Church of Boris and Gleb
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

1
night
Krasnoyarsk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Historical and Ethnographic Museum- Sanctuary Shushenskoe, then explore the activities along Enisey River, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Suzdal to Krasnoyarsk takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Suzdal to Krasnoyarsk, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum- Sanctuary Shushenskoe
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Room Escape Games
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel ©
Paraskeva Pyatnitsa Chapel

1
night
Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Tokarevskiy mayak, don't miss a visit to Monument to Sailors, then snap pictures at Bridge to Russky Island, then head off the coast to Russian Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Bridge.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vladivostok day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Krasnoyarsk to Vladivostok takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Krasnoyarsk Time to Vladivostok Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Russian Island ©
Russian Island
Railroad Terminal ©
Railroad Terminal
Russky Bridge ©
Russky Bridge

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