17 days in Russia Itinerary

17 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 2 nights
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Vladimir
— 3 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 2 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The State Hermitage Museum and Neva Embankments. Explore hidden gems such as Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve and Sobor Petra I Pavla. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip maker app.

New Delhi, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, things will get cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace

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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 get to explore Amber Museum and Museum of the World Ocean. Step out of the city life by going to Beach Promenade and Verkhneye Lake. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, enjoy the sea views from Viewing Tower Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kaliningrad Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Beach Promenade
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade
Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then explore the galleries of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow. May in Moscow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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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.
Visit Holy Assumption Cathedral and Cathedral of Saint Demetrius for their historical value. Let the collections at Museum of Wooden Architecture and Suzdal Kremlin capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Suzdal (Transfiguration Cathedral, Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate, examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vladimir trip planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, make a trip to Chkalov Staircase, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Limpopo Zoo, then make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment
Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Life, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kazan visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Kazan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin

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