23 days in Russia Itinerary

23 days in Russia Itinerary

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Fly to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Drive to Rostov
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Rostov
— 2 nights
Train to Planernaya, Fly to Arkhangelsk
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Arkhangelsk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Naryan-Mar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Veliky Novgorod
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pskov
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yakutsk
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rostov

— 2 nights
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 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Resurrection of Christ.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rostov route app.

Singapore, Singapore to Rostov is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In June, Rostov is colder than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arkhangelsk.

Things to do in Rostov

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Arkhangelsk

— 3 nights
Arkhangelsk, also known in English as Archangel and Archangelsk, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, in the north of European Russia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Small Korela Wooden Architecture and Folk Art Museum and Church in Honor of St. Nicholas. Venture out of the city with trips to Severodvinsk (Church in Honor of Vladinir Icon of Our Lady & The Memorable Sign to Richard Chensleru). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, appreciate the history behind Kozma Prutkov Statue, don't miss a visit to Monument to General Kuznetsov, and explore the world behind art at E. Plotnikova's Estate Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arkhangelsk day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rostov to Arkhangelsk in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rostov in June; daily highs in Arkhangelsk reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Naryan-Mar.

Things to do in Arkhangelsk

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Naryan-Mar

— 2 nights
Naryan-Mar is a sea and river port town and the administrative center of Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. On the 19th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Pustozersk Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Epiphany Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Feat of Deer-Transport Battalion Participants During Great Patriotic War, then don't miss a visit to Monument to Participants of Local Wars and Armed Conflicts, and finally don't miss a visit to Building of Nenets Autonomous Okrug Administration.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naryan-Mar route planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arkhangelsk to Naryan-Mar. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Naryan-Mar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Veliky Novgorod

— 4 nights
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Sophia Cathedral and St. George Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Veliky Novgorod: Staraya Russa (Church of George Victorious, Dostoyevskiy Statue, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Church of the Savior's Transfiguration on Ilin Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Veliky Novgorod trip planner.

Drive from Naryan-Mar to Veliky Novgorod in 36 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pskov.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Pskov

— 4 nights
Pskov is a city and the administrative center of Pskov Oblast, Russia, located about 20km east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River. Explore hidden gems such as Izborsk Fortress and Memorial Estate of Mussorgsky M. P.. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pskov: Izborsk State Museum Preserve (in Izborsk), The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery (in Pechory) and Ostrov Museum of Local Lore (in Ostrov). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Pamyatnik "Dva Kapitana", and don't miss a visit to Pskov Kreml/ Krom.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pskov trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Veliky Novgorod to Pskov takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Pskov, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

St. Petersburg

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Road of Life and Canyon of River Lava. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip app.

Traveling by car from Pskov to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yakutsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Yakutsk

— 3 nights
Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450km south of the Arctic Circle. Step off the beaten path and head to Lenskiy Pillars/ Lenskie Stolby and Mammoth Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Treasury of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Exhibition, head outdoors with Kangalasskiy Cape, pause for some serene contemplation at Gradoyakutskiy Saint Nicholas Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Archy House, Center of Spiritual Culture.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yakutsk planning site.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Yakutsk in 12.5 hours. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Yakutsk, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Yakutsk can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yakutsk

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.