30 days in Russia Itinerary

30 days in Russia Itinerary

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30 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Verona
bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Yaroslavl
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Vladimir
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Volgograd
— 1 night
8
Moscow
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Verona

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Take a break from Kaliningrad with a short trip to Beach Promenade in Yantarnyy, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort XI Donhoff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, and step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kaliningrad sightseeing tool .

Verona, Italy to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Verona to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Verona in July; daily highs in Kaliningrad reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
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Konigsberg Cathedral
Konigsberg Cathedral
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

7
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

4
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yaroslavl: Provincial ARTgallery-M (in Ples), Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm (in Sumarokovo) and Kostroma (Dom Gorodskogo Golovy Botnikova Museum & The Resurrection Church on the Debra). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, see the interesting displays at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Baltika Brewery.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kostroma, Rostov, Sumarokovskaya Elk Farm, Victory Memorial, Provincial ARTgallery-M
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vladimir trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yaroslavl to Vladimir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy, engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, and don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nizhny Novgorod itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

4
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Sviyazhsk (St. John the Precursor Monastery of Sviyazhsk & The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena), Zelenodolsk (City Lake & Zelenodolsk Railway Bridge) and Raifa (Church in Honor of the Holy Fathers in Sinai and Raifa, Trinity Cathedral, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and view the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kazan trip builder tool .

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Raifa, Zelenodolsk, Sviyazhsk
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

1
night
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, appreciate the history behind 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Volgograd road trip planning website .

Getting from Kazan to Volgograd by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in July: highs in Volgograd hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in July, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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