11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  17 h
1
Vladimir
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Subway + Train + Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Veliky Novgorod
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
5
Kazan
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  6 h
6
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, then examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, and then take an in-depth tour of Suzdal Kremlin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, see the interesting displays at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip builder tool.

Bengaluru, India to Vladimir is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Vladimir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Suzdal
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Suzdal Kremlin ©
Suzdal Kremlin
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

1
night
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Immanuel Kant's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Amber Museum, and finally examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vladimir to Kaliningrad takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vladimir to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. In December in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites
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Amber Museum ©
Amber Museum
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

1
day
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), then take in the views from Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, then examine the collection at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod trip builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Veliky Novgorod, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
St. George Monastery ©
St. George Monastery

2
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 27th (Fri): make a trip to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, and then take an in-depth tour of Pavlovsk State Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sobor Petra I Pavla, then stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, and finally explore the world behind art at Erarta Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg route maker.

You can take a train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla
Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines ©
Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

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 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Soviet Life.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kazan trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and train from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in December, with highs in Kazan at -5°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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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

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove, fly down the slopes at Gazprom Mountain-Tourist Centre, then ski along the peaceful trails at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, and finally hit the slopes at Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex. On your second day here, head outdoors with "Laura" Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Imeretinskaya Embankment, and then enjoy breathtaking views from The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sochi trip site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kazan to Sochi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Sochi is much warmer than Kazan - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex ©
Gornaya Karusel Sport-Tourist Complex
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

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