31 days in Russia Itinerary

31 days in Russia Itinerary

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Sergiyev Posad
— 3 nights
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Moscow
— 3 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
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Kazan
— 3 nights
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Yakutsk
— 3 nights
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Oymyakon
— 2 nights
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Omsk
— 5 nights

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Sergiyev Posad: Temple of The Annunciation (in Bratovshchina) and Horse Riding and Sports Club Ivanovskoe (in Chernogolovka). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, get engrossed in the history at Peasant Life Museum Zhili-Byli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa, and admire the masterpieces at Sergiyev Posad State History and Art Museum Preserve.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Sergiyev Posad vacation builder website.

Ahmedabad, India to Sergiyev Posad is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in January: high temperatures in Sergiyev Posad hover around -7°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Moscow.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of The Annunciation, Temple St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa, Horse Riding and Sports Club Ivanovskoe
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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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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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Marshal Zhukov.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sergiyev Posad to Moscow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa. On the next day, step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz", examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Immanuel Kant's Grave.

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Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Kaliningrad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in January, with highs in Kaliningrad at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

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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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In January, St. Petersburg is little chillier than Kaliningrad - with highs of -5°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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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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 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, don't miss a visit to Chkalov Staircase, then pause for some photo ops at Chkalov Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Knyazh Georgiy Vsevolodovich and St. Simon Suzdalskiy. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Sculpture the Funny Goat, don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, then get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, then admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod journey planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St. Petersburg in January; daily highs in Nizhny Novgorod reach -8°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr' ©
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools
Museum of Old Equipment and Tools

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Composition Doveriye, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", appreciate the history behind Cattle Yard Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, then take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and finally see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kazan travel route website.

Drive from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yakutsk.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin

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Yakutsk

Yakutsk ©
Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450km south of the Arctic Circle. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of History of Studying of Permafrost, see the interesting displays at Mammoth Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of History and Culture of The People of The North, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Petr Beketov. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Art Museum of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), don't miss a visit to Treasury of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Exhibition, then don't miss a visit to Prospekt Lenina, Yakutsk, then pause for some photo ops at Lenin Statue, and finally examine the collection at Kingdom Permafrost.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yakutsk itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Kazan to Yakutsk in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yakutsk Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Kazan in January, expect Yakutsk to be colder, temps between -40°C and -47°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Oymyakon.

Things to do in Yakutsk

Museums
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Kingdom Permafrost ©
Kingdom Permafrost
Mammoth Museum ©
Mammoth Museum

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Oymyakon

Oymyakon
Oymyakon is a rural locality (a selo) in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River, 30km northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Culture House Polyus Kholoda.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oymyakon holiday website.

You can drive from Yakutsk to Oymyakon in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Omsk.

Things to do in Oymyakon

Museums
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Omsk

Omsk ©
As a cultural center of Siberia, the industrial city of Omsk is home to many theaters, concert halls, libraries, museums, and other enticing attractions.
Omsk is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Sportservice Ski Lodge, make a trip to Love Statue, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Plumber Stepanych, and brush up on your military savvy at The Museum Complex of Military Glory of Omsk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Omsk driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oymyakon to Omsk takes 87.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Oymyakon to Omsk due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to -17°C, and evening lows to -26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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The Museum Complex of Military Glory of Omsk ©
Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskij sobor) ©
Assumption Cathedral (Uspenskij sobor)
Monument A.A. Larionova ©
Monument A.A. Larionova

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