15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Vyborg
— 2 nights
3
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  7​h 15​min
5
Vladimir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kolomna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perynskiy Skete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, then explore the world behind art at Museum of History and Art, and finally admire the striking features of St. Sophia Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Novgorod State Integrated Museum Reseve, then get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), then see the interesting displays at Center of Musical Antiquities, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod vacation planning website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vyborg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Perynskiy Skete
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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. On the 10th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel, then contemplate the long history of Vyborg Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Historical-Cultural Center Varyazhskiy Dvor. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Shrine of the Nativity of Mary, admire the landmark architecture of Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore, then see the interesting displays at Military Museum of the Karelian Isthmus, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Norway Park Okunyovaya.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vyborg trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Vyborg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Vyborg

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Primorsk
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Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore ©
Primorskiy Museum of Local Lore
Lutheran Church of St. Peter and Pavel ©

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Russian Museum of Ethnography and Peterhof Grand Palace. Russian Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Neva Embankments.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online vacation planner .

Drive from Vyborg to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough 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
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace

2
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 16th (Thu), engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean, then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum, examine the collection at Amber Museum, and then meet the residents at Kaliningrad Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad online day trip planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Vladimir.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Bunker Museum ©
Bunker Museum
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Suzdal Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), and finally examine the collection at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life. 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then browse the exhibits of Golden Gate, and finally examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Kaliningrad to Vladimir in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Vladimir is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kolomna.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

2
nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Russian Marshmallow, examine the collection at Museum Pastila Factory, see the interesting displays at Museum of Favorite Toy, then examine the collection at Kalachnaya, then examine the collection at Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kolomna Kremlin.

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Drive from Vladimir to Kolomna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kolomna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums
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Muzeynaya Fabrika Kolomenskoy Pastily ©
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Kalachnaya ©
Kalachnaya

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