29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 6 nights
2
Vladimir
— 2 nights
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
4
Kazan
— 3 nights
5
Volgograd
— 3 nights
6
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights

6
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square, see the interesting displays at Melnikov House, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow day trip site.

Tehran, Iran to Moscow is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran in March, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally have fun and explore at Spoon Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vladimir attractions planning website.

Getting from Moscow to Vladimir by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Suzdal, Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
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Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Spoon Museum ©
Spoon Museum
Holy Assumption Cathedral ©
Holy Assumption Cathedral

3
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.
Nizhny Novgorod is known for historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Limpopo Zoo, explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, and examine the collection at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky.

To plan Nizhny Novgorod vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

3
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.
When in Kazan, make a side trip to see Raifa Monastery in Raifa, approximately Raifa away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), have some family-friendly fun at Shooting Complex Olimp, and explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kazan road trip site.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Kazan, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lotus lake in Krasny Buksir (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, stroll around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park, make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, and appreciate the history behind The Motherland Calls Sculpture.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Volgograd tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kazan to Volgograd in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kazan in March, expect Volgograd to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and -3°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lotus lake, Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park
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Mamayev Kurgan
Mamayev Kurgan
The Motherland Calls Sculpture ©
The Motherland Calls Sculpture

8
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, steep yourself in history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Volgograd to St. Petersburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to St. Petersburg is minus 1 hour. March in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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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

3
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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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, then examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, and finally step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kaliningrad trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Petersburg in March, things will get a bit warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

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