44 days in Russia & Tashkent Itinerary

44 days in Russia & Tashkent Itinerary

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44 days in Russia & Tashkent Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Vladimir, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h
5
Kazan, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Volgograd, Russia
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
8
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 10 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

5
nights
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Svetlogorsk (Monument of Wildlife - Lipa & Marine Exhibition Center), Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel (in Polessk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, appreciate the history behind Monument to Baltic Sailors, contemplate the long history of Fort XI Donhoff, and pause for some serene contemplation at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad trip builder.

Newark, USA to Kaliningrad is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Kaliningrad to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Svetlogorsk, Beach Promenade, Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk, Private Museum Old German School Valdvinkel
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B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

7
nights
Moscow, Russia

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Vysotskiy Monastyr' (in Serpukhov). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, have some family-friendly fun at FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moscow visit planner.

You can fly from Kaliningrad to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Vladimir.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vysotskiy Monastyr', The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

2
nights
Vladimir, Russia

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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Spoon Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Borodins' Blacksmith Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Assumption Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture and then see the interesting displays at Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vladimir trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Moscow to Vladimir in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nizhny Novgorod: St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery (in Gorokhovets) and Makaryev Monastery (in Makaryevo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Kremlin, admire the landmark architecture of State Bank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr', and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Limpopo Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nizhny Novgorod trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Nichola's Holy Trinity Monastery, Makaryev Monastery
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Limpopo Zoo ©
Limpopo Zoo
The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin
Fedorovsky Embankment
Fedorovsky Embankment

4
nights
Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kazan: Raifa Monastery (in Raifa) and Ethnocultural Complex Shorunzha (in Shorunzha). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio, examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kazan online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tashkent.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent ©
One of the largest and oldest cities in Central Asia, Tashkent combines layers of history and a bustling modern edge.
Step out of Tashkent to go to Chimgan and see Pulatkhan Plateau, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Lake Charvak, get engrossed in the history at Amir Timur Museum, examine the collection at Yunus Rajabi House Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kukeldash Madrasah.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tashkent trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kazan to Tashkent with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kazan to Tashkent. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Tashkent

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Pulatkhan Plateau
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Amir Timur Museum ©
Amir Timur Museum
Lake Charvak ©
Lake Charvak
Chorsu Bazaar ©
Chorsu Bazaar

2
nights
Volgograd, Russia

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 19th (Fri), make a trip to Hall of Military Glory, pause for some photo ops at Mamayev Kurgan, pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, then make a trip to The Eternal Flame, and finally contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Mill Named after Grudinin// Gergardt. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Volgograd travel route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tashkent to Volgograd. The time zone changes from Uzbekistan Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Volgograd can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan

10
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip builder site .

You can fly from Volgograd to St. Petersburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Volgograd in June, with highs in St. Petersburg at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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 ©

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