31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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31 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Kaluga
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rostov
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Suzdal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Diveyevo
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Pskov
— 3 nights
7
Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
8
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
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Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel and Amber Museum. Kirch Neuhausen and Konigsberg Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy) and Museum of Russian Superstitions (in Lesnoy). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of the World Ocean and make a trip to Fishing Village.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad tour app .

Dublin, Ireland to Kaliningrad is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Kaliningrad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kaluga.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beach Promenade, Kirch Neuhausen, Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel, Museum of Russian Superstitions
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Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Kirch Neuhausen ©
Kirch Neuhausen
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum

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Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Visit Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring and Church of the Resurrection for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bird Park Vorobyi and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaluga: Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin (in Nedelnoye), Church of the Nativity (in Obninsk) and Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra (in Dvortsy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, admire the masterpieces at Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of House of Tolmachyovy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kaluga trip app .

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Kaluga in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rostov.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of the Resurrection, Trinity Church, Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra
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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Flat Irons and Uglich Kremlin. Let the collections at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum and State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rostov side-trips: Uglich (Museum Svistulki & Church of Prince Demitry the Martyr), Radio Museum (in Pereslavl-Zalessky) and Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent (in Solba). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Saviour on Anteroom, and see the interesting displays at Palaty.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rostov driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Kaluga to Rostov in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Rostov can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uglich, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent
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Dom Remyosel ©
Dom Remyosel
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin

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Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Get some historical perspective at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin and Cathedral of Saint Demetrius. Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex and Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nikolsky Women's Monastery (in Sanino), Church of The Transfiguration (in Goritsy) and Vladimir (Holy Assumption Cathedral, Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, & more). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Complex. Church of the Nativity and Boris and Gleb.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Suzdal online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rostov to Suzdal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir, Yuryev-Polsky, Nikolsky Women's Monastery, Church of The Transfiguration, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum

4
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Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Visit Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Sacred Spring of Serafim Sarovskiy for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Estate-Industrial Complex Batashevyh-Shepelevyh and Museum of the History of VSW. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Diveyevo: Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (in Arzamas), Sarov Underground Complex (in Sarov) and Sanaksar Monastery (in Temnikov).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Diveyevo travel route builder app .

You can drive from Suzdal to Diveyevo in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pskov.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vyksa, Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Sanaksar Monastery, Sarov Underground Complex
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Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery ©
Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery
Sanaksar Monastery ©
Sanaksar Monastery
Cathedral of the Annunciation ©
Cathedral of the Annunciation

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Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin and The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery. Visit Izborsk Fortress and Cathedral of St. Nicholas for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Pskov: Pushkinskie Gory (Svyatogorski Diocesan Friary of the Holy Dormition, Osipovy-Wolf House Museum in Trigorskoe, & more), Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe (in Petrovskoye) and Church of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (in Pechory). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, make a trip to Pskov Kreml/ Krom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Faith, Hope, Love and Sophia, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P..

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pskov using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Diveyevo to Pskov with the Route module. In October in Pskov, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pushkinskie Gory, Izborsk, Pechory, Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe, Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.
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Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral
Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress

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Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vitoslavlitsy Museum and Millennium of Russia. Visit St. George Monastery and Memorial Partizanskaya Slava for their historical value. Explore Veliky Novgorod's surroundings by going to Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway (in Tesovo-Netylskiy), Staraya Russa (Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum, Museum of North-West Front, & more) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Luga). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Monastery of St. Anthony, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History and Art, and examine the collection at Center of Musical Antiquities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod vacation builder tool .

Drive from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Luga, Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway, Perynskiy Skete
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Novgorod State Integrated Museum Reseve ©
Center of Musical Antiquities ©
Center of Musical Antiquities
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

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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.
Let the collections at Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum and Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The General Staff Building and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to Sacred Spring in Kalozhitsy--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace of Peter I, stroll through Pavlovsk Palace and Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and take in the views from Palace Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route planning app .

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sacred Spring, Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum
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Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum ©
Izhorskiy Ethnographic Museum
Erarta Museum ©
Erarta Museum

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