60 days in Russia Itinerary

60 days in Russia Itinerary

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60 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
3
Pskov
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
4
Kaluga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tula
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kolomna
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Ryazan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Diveyevo
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Suzdal
— 4 nights
10
Kostroma
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Uglich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Rostov
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Moscow
— 2 nights
15
Kaliningrad
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
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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.
Nevsky Prospekt and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Tretyakov's Gallery and Photogallery Rachmaninov Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady in Sapernoye--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum of Ethnography, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Manchester to St. Petersburg. In February, St. Petersburg is a bit cooler than Manchester - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Temple of Konevskaya Icon of Our Lady
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Appreciate the collections at Vitoslavlitsy Museum and Dostoevsky Memorial House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) and Transfiguration Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Veliky Novgorod: Staraya Russa (Holy Trinity Church & Museum of North-West Front), Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway (in Tesovo-Netylskiy) and Luga (Church of St. Nicholas & Memorial Partizanskaya Slava). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Na Torgu Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Transfiguration, pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Veliky Novgorod, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Staraya Russa, Luga, Perynskiy Skete, Museum of Tesovskaya Narrow-Gauge Railway
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

4
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dar Art Gallery and The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P. and Trinity Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Pskov: Church of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste (in Pechory), Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe (in Petrovskoye) and Pushkinskie Gory (Art Laboratory Kordon-2, The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin , & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Izborsk Fortress, make a trip to Pskov Kreml/ Krom, pause for some serene contemplation at Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Spaso-Kazanskiy Simanskiy Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pskov attractions app .

You can drive from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Pskov can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaluga.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pushkinskie Gory, Izborsk, Pechory, Yelizarov Convent, Gannibaly House Museum in Petrovskoe
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Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

3
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery and The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics. You'll explore and learn at Russian Log Hut Museum and Chizhevskiy's House Museum. Explore Kaluga's surroundings by going to The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan (in Shamordino), Lva Tolstogo (Skete of the Mother of God's Icon of the Life-Giving Spring & Kaluga Saint-Tikhonov Hermitage) and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Vorotynskiy Monastery (in Vorotynsk). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum-Diorama Great Standing at Ugra, admire the masterpieces at Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Temple of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, and get to know the fascinating history of Church of the Resurrection.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kaluga sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Pskov to Kaluga in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tula.

Things to do in Kaluga

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lva Tolstogo, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Church of the Resurrection, Maloyaroslavets Art Gallery, The Convent of St. Ambrose and Our Lady of Kazan
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4
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Tula

Tula ©
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tula State Museum of Weapons and Trinity Church. Anastasov Monastery and Holy Ascension Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tula: Yasnaya Polyana (in Yasnaya Polyana), Odoyev (Odoev Museum of Local Lore & Museum Filimonovskaya Toy) and Bekhovo Cemetery (in Bekhovo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Russian Merchants’ Life, learn about all things military at Kulikovo field, examine the collection at Polenov Residence State Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow.

Discover how to plan a Tula trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kaluga to Tula in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kolomna.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Odoyev, Zaoksky District, Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow, Kulikovo field, Polenov Residence State Museum
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Kulikovo field ©
Kulikovo field
Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow ©
Museum of St. Matrona of Moscow
Museum Filimonovskaya Toy ©
Museum Filimonovskaya Toy

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nights
Kolomna

Kolomna ©
Appreciate the collections at Kolomna Kremlin and Museum of Russian Marshmallow. Get a sense of the local culture at Orekhovo Zuevsky City Exhibition Hall and Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum of History, Architecture, Art and Archaeology. Explore Kolomna's surroundings by going to Zaraysk (Golubkina House-Museum & Holy Spring Bely Kolodets) and Museum Dulevo Porcelain (in Likino-Dulevo).

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kolomna vacation builder app .

You can drive from Tula to Kolomna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Kolomna, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Ryazan.

Things to do in Kolomna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Zaraysk, Orekhovo Zuevsky City Exhibition Hall, Museum Dulevo Porcelain
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Zaraysk Kremlin State Museum Reserve ©
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin
Museum of Russian Marshmallow ©
Museum of Russian Marshmallow

4
nights
Ryazan

Ryazan ©
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Popular historic sites such as Holy Trinity Church and Church of the Epiphany are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Borovnitsa or Viktor Ivanov I Zemlya Ryazanskaya Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Ryazan side-trips: Meshcherskiy Museum of Wooden Architecture of V.P. Groshev (in Yegoryevsk), Museum of Wooden Architecture Forest Fortress (in Lunkino) and S.A. Esenin Museum (in Spas-Klepiki). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Design Gallery Pereulok Schastya, see the interesting displays at Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ryazan day trip app .

You can take a train from Kolomna to Ryazan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Diveyevo.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Konstantinovo, Museum of Wooden Architecture Forest Fortress, Art Gallery Borovnitsa, S.A. Esenin Museum, Museum of Bee Farming Research Institute
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Ryazan Kremlin ©
Ryazan Kremlin
Zemskaya Shkola Museum ©
Zemskaya Shkola Museum

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Diveyevo

Diveyevo ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Seraphim-Diveyevo Monastery and Kazan Spring. You'll explore and learn at Estate-Industrial Complex Batashevyh-Shepelevyh and Museum of the History of VSW. Explore Diveyevo's surroundings by going to Sanaksar Monastery (in Temnikov), Sarov Underground Complex (in Sarov) and Holy Trinity Church (in Alamasovo).

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Diveyevo visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ryazan to Diveyevo takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suzdal.

Things to do in Diveyevo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Suzdal

Suzdal
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Suzdal Kremlin and Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex. Let the collections at Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life and Vladimir Art gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzdal: Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery (in Bogolyubovo), Vladimir (Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, Golden Gate, & more) and Gavrilov-Posad Museum of Local Lore (in Gavrilov Posad). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of The Transfiguration, take in the spiritual surroundings of Epiphany Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of Yuryev-Polsky Museum of History, Architecture and Art.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Suzdal tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Diveyevo to Suzdal in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vladimir, Yuryev-Polsky, Mstera, Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery, Gavrilov-Posad Museum of Local Lore
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Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

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nights
Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yaroslavl Embankment and Private Museum Music and Time. Get some cultural insight at Provincial ARTgallery-M and Monastery of st Ipaty. Explore Kostroma's surroundings by going to Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum (in Krasnoye-na-Volge), Susaninskaya History Museum feat Ivan Susanin (in Susanino) and House of Merchant Gorokhov (in Vyatskoye). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Preserve, A. N. Ostrovsky.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kostroma visit planner .

Traveling by car from Suzdal to Kostroma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Kostroma are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Uglich.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yaroslavl, Provincial ARTgallery-M, House of Merchant Gorokhov, Krasnoe Selo Jewelry and Folk Applied Arts Museum, Shhelykovo Ostrovskiy State Memorial and Nature Museum Reserve
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Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
Church of Elijah the Prophet ©
Church of Elijah the Prophet
Private Museum Music and Time ©
Private Museum Music and Time

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Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. Visit Church of the Assumption and Church of Prince Dimitriy Na Pole for their historical value. Uglich Kremlin and Katskari Ethnographical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin (in Kalyazin), Myshkin (Petr Smirnov Museum, Museum of Miniature Levsha, & more) and Kashin (Kashinskiy Gostinyy Dvor & Museum of Porridge). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Uglich Hydropower Engineering Museum, take an in-depth tour of Uglich Museum of History, pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Uglich Museum of Art and History.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uglich tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kostroma to Uglich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rostov.

Things to do in Uglich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kashin, Myshkin, Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, Katskari Ethnographical Museum
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Uglich Kremlin ©
Uglich Kremlin
Katskari Ethnographical Museum ©
Katskari Ethnographical Museum
Uglich Museum of History ©
Uglich Museum of History

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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. Appreciate the collections at State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin and Museum of Church Antiquities. Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery and Palaty are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Rostov to go to Godenovo and see Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Monomakh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John the Evangelist, see the interesting displays at Dom Remyosel, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rostov vacation planner.

Getting from Uglich to Rostov by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. March in Rostov sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hedgehog Petrovic Museum, Boris and Gleb Monastery, Museum Baklushi, Church in the name of St. John Chrysostom
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye

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Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Forty Saints' Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Park Pleshheyevo Lake and Museum of Flat Irons. Change things up with these side-trips from Pereslavl-Zalessky: Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent (in Solba) and Aleksandrov (Museum of Arcade Machines Retro & Alexandrovskaya Sloboda).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pereslavl-Zalessky road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rostov to Pereslavl-Zalessky in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aleksandrov, National Park Pleshheyevo Lake, Museum Tsarstvo Ryapushki, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Nikolo-Solbinsky Convent
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
Radio Museum ©
Radio Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, then admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), then learn about all things military at The Armoury, then contemplate the long history of Novodevichy Convent, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Moscow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Moscow sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Gates or Cultura Bottle Shop. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konigsberg Cathedral and Museum of the World Ocean. Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk), Lesnoy (Museum of Russian Superstitions & Drevnyaya Sambiya) and Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel (in Polessk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kaliningrad Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinrichswalde Church, and appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad road trip planning website .

Fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lesnoy, Heinrichswalde Church, Kirch Neuhausen, Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel
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Konigsberg Cathedral
Konigsberg Cathedral
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum

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