42 days in Russia Itinerary

42 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Petrozavodsk
— 1 day
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Murmansk
— 1 day
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St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
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Pskov
— 1 night
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Veliky Novgorod
— 1 night
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Valday
— 1 night
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Vyshny Volochek
— 1 night
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Tver
— 1 night
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Moscow
— 3 nights
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Sergiyev Posad
— 1 night
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Pereslavl-Zalessky
— 1 night
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Rostov
— 1 night
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Kalyazin
— 1 night
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Uglich
— 1 night
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Myshkin
— 1 night
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Yaroslavl
— 1 night
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Kostroma
— 1 night
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Suzdal
— 1 night
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Bogolyubovo
— 1 night
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
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Volgograd
— 1 night
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Rostov-on-Don
— 1 night
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Kazan
— 1 night
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Perm
— 1 day
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Yekaterinburg
— 1 night
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Tyumen
— 1 night
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Omsk
— 1 night
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Novosibirsk
— 1 night
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Irkutsk
— 1 night
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Khuzhir
— 1 night
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Listvyanka
— 1 night
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Ivolginsk
— 1 night
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Ulan-Ude
— 1 night

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Tauride Garden (Tavricheskiy Sad), then contemplate the long history of Peter I House, then see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Krasin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Finlyandskiy Railway Station.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg itinerary maker website.

Madrid, Spain to St. Petersburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Madrid to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in April, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Petrozavodsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Peter I House ©
Peter I House
Icebreaker Krasin ©
Icebreaker Krasin

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Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27km. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Levashov Boulevard, then get outside with Threshold Large Tolly, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Touching Zoo Obitayemy Ostrov.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Petrozavodsk trip maker tool.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Petrozavodsk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Murmansk.

Things to do in Petrozavodsk

Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Murmansk

Murmansk
Murmansk is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents Sea on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, close to Russia's borders with Norway and Finland. On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Murmansk Town Exhibit Hall, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Ice-breaker Yermak, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dva Brata, and finally take in the history at Monument to the Soldiers of the 1st Air Defence Bulk.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Murmansk road trip planning site.

Fly from Petrozavodsk to Murmansk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Murmansk can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Murmansk

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve and Coffee Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Break of the Siege of Leningrad Museum Diopama and Vselennaya Vody Museum Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Petersburg: Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother (in Vyritsa) and Imeni Sverdlova (Bogoslovka Ethnographic Park & Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin). See even more of St. Petersburg: examine the collection at City Electric Transportation Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, and admire the landmark architecture of Rostral Columns.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Murmansk to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Murmansk in April, expect St. Petersburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°F and 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Imeni Sverdlova, Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve, Break of the Siege of Leningrad Museum Diopama, Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother
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Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother ©
Church of Kazan Icon of the God's Mother
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin ©
Vselennaya Vody Museum Complex ©
Vselennaya Vody Museum Complex

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Pskov

Pskov ©
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasinskaya Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye), then pause for some serene contemplation at Church Reverend Alexei, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany With Zapskovye.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Pskov trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Pskov takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Pskov, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites
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Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye) ©
Temple of Assumption (Paromeniye)
Church of the Epiphany With Zapskovye ©
Church of the Epiphany With Zapskovye

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Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Veliky Novgorod trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Valday on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Valday

Valday ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Church of Saint Catherine, see the interesting displays at Valday Museum of Local Lore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Museum Bell Centre.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valday itinerary planner.

Drive from Veliky Novgorod to Valday in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vyshny Volochek.

Things to do in Valday

Museums · Historic Sites
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Vyshny Volochek

Vyshny Volochek ©
Vyshny Volochyok or Vyshny Volochok is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kazansky Monastery. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Udomlya Prince Vladimir Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Cultural and Art Center Garden of Artist Byalynitskiy-Birulya Chayka, and then don't miss a visit to Kazansky Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vyshny Volochek online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Valday to Vyshny Volochek takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tver.

Things to do in Vyshny Volochek

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Udomlya
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
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Kazansky Monastery ©
Kazansky Monastery

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Tver

Tver ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Savior of the Holy Image with a Belltower and then examine the collection at Museum of Wooden Architecture.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tver road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vyshny Volochek to Tver takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Tver

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Wooden Architecture, Church of the Savior of the Holy Image with a Belltower
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Museum of Wooden Architecture ©
Museum of Wooden Architecture

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kremlin State History and Culture Museum Preserve and Church of the Twelve Apostles and Patriarch's Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Andrew's Anglican Church and Tverskoi Boulevard. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Russian National Museum of Music, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Conquerors of Space, get a taste of the local shopping with Ilya Glazunov Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Resurrection (Voskresenskyie) Gates with Iverskaya Chapel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Tver to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Moscow, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sergiyev Posad.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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St Andrew's Anglican Church ©
St Andrew's Anglican Church
International Centre of the Roerichs ©
International Centre of the Roerichs

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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Sergiyevskaya Kukhmisterskaya, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, then contemplate the long history of Grave of Boris Godunov, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Spring of Savva Storozhevsky. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Peasant Life Museum Zhili-Byli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity, then enjoy breathtaking views from Blinnaya Gora, then make a trip to St. Sergius of Radonezh Monument, and finally walk around Kelarskiy Prud.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sergiyev Posad trip maker.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Sergiyev Posad are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Things to do in Sergiyev Posad

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity
Church of St. John Chrysostom Nativity
Sergiyevskaya Kukhmisterskaya ©
Sergiyevskaya Kukhmisterskaya
Kelarskiy Prud ©
Kelarskiy Prud

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Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl-Zalessky, also known as Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located on the main Moscow–Yaroslavl road and on the southeastern shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo at the mouth of the Trubezh River. For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pereslavl-Zalessky driving holiday website.

You can drive from Sergiyev Posad to Pereslavl-Zalessky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Rostov on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Pereslavl-Zalessky

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Rostov

Rostov ©
Rostov is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Gregory the Theologian, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Church Antiquities, and finally see the interesting displays at Hedgehog Petrovic Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rostov road trip site.

You can drive from Pereslavl-Zalessky to Rostov in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalyazin.

Things to do in Rostov

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hedgehog Petrovic Museum, Church of St. Nicholas
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye ©
Museum Rostovskoye Podvorye
Church of the Saviour on Anteroom ©
Church of the Saviour on Anteroom
Church of The Holy Cosmas and Damian ©
Church of The Holy Cosmas and Damian

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Kalyazin

Kalyazin
Kalyazin is a town and the administrative center of Kalyazinsky District in Tver Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Volga River, 175km northeast of Tver, the administrative center of the oblast. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Building of Mechanical Technologies School.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalyazin online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rostov to Kalyazin takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Uglich.

Things to do in Kalyazin

Historic Sites
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Uglich

Uglich ©
Uglich is a historic town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, which stands on the Volga River. On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Korsunskaya Church, then don't miss a visit to Church of The Holy Martyrs Florus and Laurus, then admire the masterpieces at Uglich Museum of Art and History, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Khram Svyatogo Nikolaya Chudotvortsa Na Sukhikh Prudakh.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uglich trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kalyazin to Uglich takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Myshkin.

Things to do in Uglich

Historic Sites · Museums
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Uglich Museum of History ©
Uglich Museum of History
Uglich Museum of Art and History ©
Uglich Museum of Art and History

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Myshkin

Myshkin
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Club Museum of Retro Machines Ekipazh, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Merchantry of Myshkin Makhayev Dvor, and then examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Levsha.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Myshkin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Uglich to Myshkin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in Myshkin

Museums · Historic Sites
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Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, see the interesting displays at My Lovely Teddy Bear Private Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Metropolitan Chambers Museum of Old Russian Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum named after V.Yu. Orlova.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yaroslavl tour planner.

Traveling by car from Myshkin to Yaroslavl takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Yaroslavl are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Kostroma.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Museums · Historic Sites
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Saint Michael the Archangel Church ©
Saint Michael the Archangel Church

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Kostroma

Kostroma ©
As part of Russia's Golden Ring of historical towns, the city of Kostroma is something of an open-air museum with ties to the Romanov dynasty.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of Russian Teapot, examine the collection at Bread Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Gauptvakhta, and finally examine the collection at Theatrical Costume Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kostroma trip planner.

You can drive from Yaroslavl to Kostroma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kostroma are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Suzdal.

Things to do in Kostroma

Museums
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Theatrical Costume Museum ©
Theatrical Costume Museum
Gauptvakhta ©
Gauptvakhta

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Suzdal

Suzdal ©
One of Russia's oldest settlements, the small town of Suzdal boasts nearly a thousand years of history.
On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Samovar Museum and Tea Traditions, see the interesting displays at Wax Museum, then see the interesting displays at Center of National Creativity of Suzdal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Nativity.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Suzdal driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kostroma to Suzdal in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bogolyubovo.

Things to do in Suzdal

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas ©
Holy Cross Church of St. Nicholas
Church of The Nativity ©
Church of The Nativity
Wax Museum ©
Wax Museum

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Bogolyubovo

Bogolyubovo ©
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, don't miss a visit to Holy Bogolyubsky Convent (Palace of Alexander Bogolyubsky), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bogolyubovo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Suzdal to Bogolyubovo takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vladimir.

Things to do in Bogolyubovo

Historic Sites
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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 10th (Tue), shop like a local with Vladimir Art gallery, examine the collection at Chamber Official Place, admire the masterpieces at Gzhel', Chastnyy Muzey Im. Velikogo Glada Valakesa, then see the interesting displays at Chambers Cultural and Educational Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture the Old Bike.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vladimir tour itinerary app.

Vladimir is just a short distance from Bogolyubovo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums · Shopping
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Chamber Official Place ©
Chamber Official Place
Chambers Cultural and Educational Center ©
Chambers Cultural and Educational Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Sirotkin's House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nizhny Novgorod Ekzotarium Exhibition Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Nizhny Novgorod fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Nizhny Novgorod, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at House of Loaders, and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Peter The Great.

Plan my Volgograd trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Nizhny Novgorod to Volgograd takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod to Volgograd, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in May, things will get a bit warmer in Volgograd: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Volgograd

Historic Sites
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Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don ©
The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Cathedral of the Annunciation, then see the interesting displays at Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Soldier Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rostov-on-Don travel route app.

You can drive from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Volgograd to Rostov-on-Don is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Historic Sites · Museums
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Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya ©
Modern Fine Arts Museum on Dmitrovskaya

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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.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kazan online trip maker.

Fly from Rostov-on-Don to Kazan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rostov-on-Don in May; daily highs in Kazan reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. You will leave for Perm on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Kazan

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Perm

Perm
A busy industrial center straddling the banks of the Kama River, the sprawling city of Perm sits at the western foothills of the Ural Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Exhibition Hall of the Perm Local Lore Museum and then don't miss a visit to Monument to Ural Voluntary Tank Corps.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perm route planning site.

Fly from Kazan to Perm in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Kazan in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Perm. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Perm

Museums · Historic Sites
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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of Saint Blessed Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky, see the interesting displays at Nature Museum, and then examine the collection at Radio Museum of A. Popov.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yekaterinburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Perm to Yekaterinburg in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Yekaterinburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Tyumen.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Tyumen

Tyumen
The first Russian settlement in Siberia, Tyumen now benefits from the wealth of the oil-rich region it calls home.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument Locomotive FD21-3031 and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Peter and Pavel.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tyumen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tyumen, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Omsk.

Things to do in Tyumen

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kuibyshevskiy Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Regional Arboretum, and then glide through natural beauty at Sportservice Ski Lodge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omsk trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tyumen to Omsk by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tyumen to Omsk. May in Omsk sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Novosibirsk.

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Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Park City Beginning.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Novosibirsk driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Omsk to Novosibirsk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Omsk to Novosibirsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Irkutsk.

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Irkutsk

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The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Muzeum Krajoznawcze Obwodu Irkuckiego, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of The Immaculate Heart of The Mother of God, then view the masterpieces at Dias Art Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Xenia of Petersburg.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Irkutsk trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Irkutsk can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Khuzhir.

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Dias Art Gallery

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Khuzhir

Khuzhir
Khuzhir is an rural locality in Olkhonsky District of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, located on the west side of the Olkhon Island, the largest island in Lake Baikal. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cape Kharantsy, take an in-depth tour of Khuzhir Local Lora Museum of Revyakin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Reigning Mother of God, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Khuzhir planning tool.

Getting from Irkutsk to Khuzhir by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Listvyanka.

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Listvyanka

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Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church and then examine the collection at Museum Retro Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Listvyanka trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Khuzhir to Listvyanka takes 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Listvyanka are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ivolginsk.

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Ivolginsk

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Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ivolginsk trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Listvyanka to Ivolginsk by car takes about 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ulan-Ude.

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Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)

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Ulan-Ude

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Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Protection Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ulan-Ude online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ivolginsk to Ulan-Ude in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ulan-Ude can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Church of St. Nicholas

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