29 days in Russia Itinerary

29 days in Russia Itinerary

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29 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Vladimir
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Nizhny Novgorod
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Kazan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Volgograd
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Tehran

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary maker website.

Tehran, Iran to Moscow is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In March, Moscow is cooler than Tehran - with highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough 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
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, then examine the collection at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, and finally have fun and explore at Spoon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral and then examine the collection at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vladimir journey planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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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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: step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, and engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod road trip planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
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.
Step out of Kazan to go to Raifa and see Raifa Monastery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kazan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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.
Take a break from Volgograd with a short trip to Lotus lake in Krasny Buksir, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mamayev Kurgan, make a trip to The Eternal Flame, get engrossed in the history at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad, and walk around Volga-Akhtuba Floodplain Park.

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Traveling by flight from Kazan to Volgograd takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 5°C and lows about -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

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

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral.

To plan St. Petersburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Volgograd to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kaliningrad.

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 ©

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, then see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, and finally step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz".

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad route builder site.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in March, things will get a bit warmer in Kaliningrad: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Cathedral of Christ the Savior ©
Cathedral of Christ the Savior

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