16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Moscow
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ruskeala
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Train + Taxi + Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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 29th (Fri): wander the streets of Complex of Residential Houses at Oktyabrskoye Field, examine the collection at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, take an in-depth tour of Victor Vasnetsov House Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at State Darwin Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye, and finally explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. On your second day here, wander the streets of Kuznetsky Most Street, engage your brain at Eksperimentanium, see the interesting displays at Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of The Holy Virgin, and finally admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow driving holiday planning site .

May in Moscow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Eksperimentanium ©
Eksperimentanium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Bald Mountain and then get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', contemplate the waterfront views at Pustynskiye Lakes, and then examine the collection at Museum Samovarov.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod tour planning website .

Fly from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Wildlife Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gorokhovets, Pustynskiye Lakes, Museum Samovarov
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Museum Samovarov ©
Museum Samovarov

1
night
Moscow

Moscow ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites
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Kremlin Walls and Towers ©
Kremlin Walls and Towers

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turkish Baths and The Shadow Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The State Hermitage Museum and The Marly Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, and stroll around Peterhof State Museum Preserve.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ruskeala.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Baths
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

2
nights
Ruskeala

Ruskeala ©
On the 6th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Ruskeala Waterfalls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Karelian Zoo, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ruskeala Mountain Park.

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You can drive from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ruskeala when traveling from St. Petersburg in June, with lows around 10°C. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Moscow.

Things to do in Ruskeala

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Karelian Zoo
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Ruskeala Waterfalls ©
Ruskeala Waterfalls

4
nights
Moscow

Moscow
Explore hidden gems such as Museum Pastila Factory and Alexandrovskaya Sloboda. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Orlov Paleontological Museum and Art Museum of Garbage "MU MU". Change things up with a short trip to Vysotskiy Monastyr' in Serpukhov (about 1h 45 min away). See some other sides of Moscow: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, take an in-depth tour of Kremlin State History and Culture Museum Preserve, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Human Living Systems.

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You can do a combination of car, train, and flight from Ruskeala to Moscow in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Art Museum of Garbage "MU MU", Vysotskiy Monastyr', Museum Pastila Factory, Alexandrovskaya Sloboda
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Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Museum Pastila Factory ©
Museum Pastila Factory
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda ©
Alexandrovskaya Sloboda

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