15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: London
Train + Fly:  7 h
1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  12 h
3
Vladivostok
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Ulan-Ude
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Irkutsk
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
6
Sochi
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 15 min
7
Yakutsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: London

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and stroll through Peterhof State Museum Preserve.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip tool.

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moscow online day trip planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

1
night
Vladivostok

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Bridge, then snap pictures at Russky Bridge, then head off the coast to Russian Island, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tokarevskiy mayak. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Memorial Complex on the Korabelnaya Embankment, take in panoramic vistas at Eagle's Nest Mount, examine the collection at Amber Museum, admire the striking features of Railroad Terminal, then get engrossed in the history at S-56 Submarine Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial to Vasiliy Oshhepkov and His Japanese Teachers.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Moscow to Vladivostok in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Vladivostok Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Vladivostok can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Vladivostok

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Russian Island ©
Russian Island
Russky Bridge ©
Russky Bridge
Golden Bridge ©
Golden Bridge

1
night
Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude ©
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. On the 15th (Wed), admire the local landmark of Music Fountain, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Verkhneudinskiy Kupets, then admire the striking features of Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Lenin, and finally examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulan-Ude trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vladivostok to Ulan-Ude, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Vladivostok in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Ulan-Ude, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Historic Sites Museums
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Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha ©
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha

1
night
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument to The Dog, make a trip to 130 Kvartal, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Babr, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, and finally get engrossed in the history at Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Irkutsk trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Irkutsk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Museums
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Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk ©
Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk
130 Kvartal ©
130 Kvartal

1
night
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 17th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy, stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sochi route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Irkutsk to Sochi takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Irkutsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Irkutsk in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sochi, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakutsk.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Nature
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Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove ©
Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

2
nights
Yakutsk

Yakutsk ©
Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450km south of the Arctic Circle. Yakutsk is known for museums, outdoors, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Mammoth Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gradoyakutskiy Transfiguration Cathedral, make a trip to Monument to Petr Beketov, and take some stellar pictures from View Point Chuchor Muran.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakutsk route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Yakutsk takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sochi to Yakutsk. Traveling from Sochi in July, expect Yakutsk to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yakutsk

Museums Historic Sites
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Kingdom Permafrost ©
Kingdom Permafrost
Mammoth Museum ©
Mammoth Museum

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