14 days in Russia Itinerary

14 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Moscow
Train:  7 h 30 min
1
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
2
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Ruskeala
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Train + Taxi + Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
4
Kazan
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 45 min
5
Volgograd
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Moscow
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kremlevskiy Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Transfiguration, then see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Veliky Novgorod sightseeing planner.

Moscow to Veliky Novgorod is an approximately 6.5- hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palace Square and then stroll through Neva Embankments. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, then make a trip to Nevsky Prospekt, and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon of River Lava.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ruskeala.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyon of River Lava, Koshkino Park
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Neva Embankments
Neva Embankments
Palace Square
Palace Square

2
nights
Ruskeala

Ruskeala ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ladoga Lake and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruskeala Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: walk around Park Vakkosalmi, then examine the collection at Regional Museum of Northern Ladoga, then examine the collection at Cultural Exhibition Center of Gogolev, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ruskeala Mountain Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ruskeala trip maker tool.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in April, expect little chillier with lows of -2°C in Ruskeala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Ruskeala

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sortavala, Ladoga Lake
Highlights from your plan
Ruskeala Waterfalls ©
Ruskeala Waterfalls
Regional Museum of Northern Ladoga ©
Regional Museum of Northern Ladoga
Ladoga Lake ©
Ladoga Lake

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Life.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kazan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Ruskeala to Kazan in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ruskeala in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Kazan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Alley of the Heroes, then appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, then kick back and relax at Beach, Krasnoslobodsk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Volga-Don Canal imeni Lenina.

Plan trip to Volgograd with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in April; daily highs in Volgograd reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beach, Krasnoslobodsk
Highlights from your plan
Volga-Don Canal imeni Lenina ©
Volga-Don Canal imeni Lenina
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Park Novodevichi Prudy and then shop like a local with Old Arbat (Stary Arbat). On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Red Square, then kick back and relax at Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast), and finally kick back and relax at Meshherskoye.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moscow tour itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Volgograd to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Volgograd in April, things will get slightly colder in Moscow: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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