8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Kaluga
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tula
— 1 night
+4
Train + Subway + Train + Fly + Train:  8 h 15 min
4
Kazan
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: Bratislava

3
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, and stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary planning tool.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Moscow is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bratislava to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bratislava in February, with highs in Moscow at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kaluga.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
night
Kaluga

Kaluga ©
Kaluga is a city and the administrative center of Kaluga Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 150km southwest of Moscow. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of Cosmonautics, examine the collection at K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum, then walk around Kaluga Park Park of Culture and Leisure, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kaluga road trip planning app.

You can drive from Moscow to Kaluga in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tula.

Things to do in Kaluga

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum ©
K. Tsiolkovskiy's House Museum
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Kaluga Holy Trinity Cathedral

1
night
Tula

Tula
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tula State Museum of Weapons, then don't miss a visit to Monument to Tula Gingerbread, then examine the collection at Tula Museum of Samovars, and finally admire the striking features of Tula Kremlin Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tula trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kaluga to Tula takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Tula

Museums Historic Sites

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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the striking features of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, and then cool off at Riviera Aquapark. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and then wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kazan itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tula to Kazan in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. February in Kazan sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul ©
Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul

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