16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Munich
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
train:  16​h 30​min
4
Perm
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
5
Yekaterinburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Munich

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catherine Palace and Park, State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre and The State Hermitage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Church of St. Aleksander Nevsky.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online tour itinerary maker .

Munich, Germany to St. Petersburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Munich to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Munich in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Nightlife
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park
State Academical Mariinskiy Theatre ©

3
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.
You've added Bolshoi Theatre, Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, St. Basil's Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), then squeeze the most out of the city with Metro Moscow Tour - Day Tours, and finally enjoy the thrill of live dance at Bolshoi Theatre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Old Equipment and Tools and Museum Gorodets Spice-Cake. Get some cultural insight at Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum and The Temple in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. When in Nizhny Novgorod, make a side trip to see The Children's Museum at Kupecheskoy in Gorodets, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nizhny Novgorod trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Nizhny Novgorod are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perm.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gorodets, Gorokhovets History and Architecture Museum
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
The Children's Museum at Kupecheskoy ©

2
nights
Perm

Perm ©
A busy industrial center straddling the banks of the Kama River, the sprawling city of Perm sits at the western foothills of the Ural Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Perm State Art Gallery as well as Gribushin House. On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Uralsvyazinform Museum of Communication History. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Diorama Museum in Motovilikha, then examine the collection at N. Slavyanov's House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Perm State Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Shoe Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perm trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nizhny Novgorod to Perm takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Perm is 2 hours. July in Perm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Perm

Museums Historic Sites
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Perm State Art Gallery ©
Perm State Art Gallery
Diorama Museum in Motovilikha ©
Diorama Museum in Motovilikha
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

3
nights
Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at Wonder Park Galileo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Perm to Yekaterinburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Wonder Park Galileo ©
Wonder Park Galileo
Bazhov Museum ©
Bazhov Museum
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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