26 days in Russia Itinerary

26 days in Russia Itinerary

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26 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
2
Yarovoye
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
3
Moscow
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Pskov
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Veliky Novgorod
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
6
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

5
nights
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Peter and Paul Church and Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. Appreciate the collections at Yelizovo Town Museum and Kamchatka Military History Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky online itinerary creator.

Nassau, Bahamas to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Nassau to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky due to the time zone difference. In January, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is cooler than Nassau - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can do a combination of to Yarovoye.

Things to do in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kamchatka Peninsula, Yelizovo Town Museum
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Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore ©
Kamchatka Military History Museum ©
Kamchatka Military History Museum
Kamchatka Krai Art Museum ©
Kamchatka Krai Art Museum

2
nights
Yarovoye

Yarovoye
Yarovoye is a town in Altai Krai, Russia, located on the north shore of Lake Bolshoye Yarovoye 402 kilometers (250 mi) west of Barnaul. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Prichal 22. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Prichal 42.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yarovoye vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Yarovoye takes 12 hours. Traveling from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Yarovoye, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the combination of to Moscow.

Things to do in Yarovoye

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery and then tee off at Forest Hills Golf Club.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moscow itinerary planner.

Getting from Yarovoye to Moscow by combination of takes about 9 hours. In January, daytime highs in Moscow are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Pskov.

Things to do in Moscow

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Forest Hills Golf Club
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Red Square ©
Red Square
New Tretyakov Gallery ©
New Tretyakov Gallery

5
nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mikhailovskoye Pushkin State Museum-Reserve and Anastasia's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Pskov: Izborsk (Slovenskiye Springs, Izborsk State Museum Preserve, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pokrova and Rozhdestva ot Proloma Church, see the interesting displays at Clerical Chambers Museum Preserve, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Olginskaya Chapel And Viewing Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pskov custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of from Moscow to Pskov takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Pskov sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a combination of to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in Pskov

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Izborsk, House-Museum of Sergey Dovlatov, The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, The State museum-reserve of Alexander Pushkin
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Izborsk Fortress ©
Izborsk Fortress
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

5
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tserkov' Spasa na Nereditse and The Church of the Transfiguration. Appreciate the collections at Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral of Antoniyev Monastery Museum and Museum of History and Art. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), pause for some photo ops at Millennium of Russia, kick back and relax at Kremlevskiy Beach, and examine the collection at Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Veliky Novgorod tour planner.

Getting from Pskov to Veliky Novgorod by combination of takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Vitoslavlitsy Museum ©
Vitoslavlitsy Museum
Yaroslav’s Courtyard ©
Yaroslav’s Courtyard

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial and Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Museum-lovers will get to explore State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace and State Russian Museum. Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to Kronshtadt City Beach in Kronshtadt--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.

Getting from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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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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