55 days in Russia Itinerary

55 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Gainesville, Florida
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Sergiyev Posad
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Moscow
— 9 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Yaroslavl
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
6
Veliky Novgorod
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
9
Kazan
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6 h 15 min
10
Volgograd
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 15 min
11
Sochi
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  22 h 45 min
12
Murom
— 4 nights
+7
Bus + Subway + Foot + Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  14 h 15 min
13
Pskov
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Train + Subway + Foot + Train:  12 h 45 min
14
Rostov
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Gainesville, Florida

2
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Sergiyev Posad

Sergiyev Posad ©
Sergiyev Posad is a city and the administrative center of Sergiyevo-Posadsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Cathedral, appreciate the history behind St. Sergius of Radonezh Monument, then admire the sheer force of Waterfall Gremiachy, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Blinnaya Gora. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), pause for some serene contemplation at Refectory Church of St Sergius, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dukhovskaya church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel-at-the-Well.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sergiyev Posad day trip planning website.

Gainesville, USA to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Gainesville to Sergiyev Posad. Expect colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in May: highs in Sergiyev Posad hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. You'll set off for Moscow on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Trinity Cathedral ©
Trinity Cathedral

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Kolomna (Cathedral of the Assumption, Kolomna Kremlin, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and walk around Patriarch's Pond.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moscow driving holiday site.

Take a train from Sergiyev Posad to Moscow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin
Find places to stay May 19 — 28:
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and then admire the landmark architecture of State Bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument to Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, then don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, then make a trip to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration, examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture, then get engrossed in the history at Suzdal Kremlin, then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, and finally examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vladimir day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex ©
Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex

2
nights
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Elijah the Prophet, then admire the local landmark of Strelka Fountains, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslavl Embankment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monument 1000 Years of Yaroslavl, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Church, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bear, and finally see the interesting displays at Private Museum Music and Time.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaroslavl online holiday builder.

You can drive from Vladimir to Yaroslavl in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. June in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent ©
Vvedenskiy Tolga Convent
Yaroslavl Embankment ©
Yaroslavl Embankment
St. John the Baptist Church ©
St. John the Baptist Church

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nights
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 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), admire the striking features of Granovitaya Palata, then appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Statue of Sergei Rakhmaninov, see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, then admire the striking features of Church of the Savior's Transfiguration on Ilin Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, and finally snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Veliky Novgorod sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yaroslavl to Veliky Novgorod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia
St. Sophia Cathedral ©
St. Sophia Cathedral

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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, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 13:
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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

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nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Museum of Russian Superstitions (in Lesnoy), Zelenogradsk Promenade (in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurshskaya Kosa, make a trip to Fishing Village, appreciate the history behind Monument to Alexander Vasilevskiy, and see the interesting displays at Amber Museum.

Start your trip to Kaliningrad by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad. In June, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Russian Superstitions, Zelenogradsk Promenade, Beach Promenade
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

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nights
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.
Kazan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Kaliningrad to Kazan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Natural History of Tatarstan Museum ©
Natural History of Tatarstan Museum

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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.
On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the history behind Square of Grief, make a trip to 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Volgograd Railway Station, appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, don't miss a visit to Hall of Military Glory, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alley of the Heroes, and finally steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Volgograd road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kazan to Volgograd in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Volgograd is 1 hour. When traveling from Kazan in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Volgograd, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sochi.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove and then fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): stroll around Olimpiyskiy Park Adler and then get in on the family fun at Sochi Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sochi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Volgograd to Sochi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Volgograd to Sochi. When traveling from Volgograd in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sochi: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Murom.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler ©
Olimpiyskiy Park Adler
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy ©
Arboretum Botanical Garden Dendrariy

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Murom

Murom ©
Murom is a historical city in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, which sprawls along the left bank of the Oka River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murom: Kasimov (Kasimovskiy Kraevedcheskiy Museum, Museum of Russian Samovar, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kosmodemyanskaya Church, don't miss a visit to Resurrection Monastery, and admire the striking features of The Monastery of the Annunciation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Murom trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sochi to Murom takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Pskov.

Things to do in Murom

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kasimov
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Okskiy Park ©
Okskiy Park
Statue of Ilya Muromets ©
Statue of Ilya Muromets
Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints ©
Monument to Peter and Fevronia, Murom saints

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Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Change things up with these side-trips from Pskov: The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery (in Pechory), The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin (in Pushkinskie Gory) and Izborsk (Slovenskiye Springs, Izborsk Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Holy Transfiguration Mirozh Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anastasinskaya Chapel, and take in the views from Olginskiy Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pskov trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Murom to Pskov in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pskov are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rostov.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Izborsk, The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress
The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery ©

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nights
Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. Change things up with a short trip to Life-Giving Cross of the Lord in Godenovo (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of the Frog Princess, and pause for some serene contemplation at Boris and Gleb Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rostov trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Pskov to Rostov takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, Boris and Gleb Monastery
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin ©
State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery ©
Yakovlevsky Savior Monastery
Rostov Finifti Museum ©
Rostov Finifti Museum

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