15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Irkutsk
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Krasnoyarsk
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Jaipur

1
night
Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore by horseback at Pribaikalskiy National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kaiskaya Forest, then explore the striking landscape of Cape Skriper, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Kazan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Irkutsk day trip tool .

Jaipur, India to Irkutsk is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jaipur to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. In June, Irkutsk is colder than Jaipur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Our Lady of Kazan, Cape Skriper
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Pribaikalskiy National Park ©
Pribaikalskiy National Park
Church of Our Lady of Kazan ©
Church of Our Lady of Kazan

2
nights
Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk ©
Famed for its scenic location, Krasnoyarsk so impressed author Anton Chekhov that he considered it Siberia's most appealing city, describing it as a "picturesque, cultured town." A convenient pit stop for passengers making the trans-Siberian journey, the city serves as the country's major railway junction halfway between Moscow and Vladivostok.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Stolby National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Ethnographic Museum- Sanctuary Shushenskoe and then contemplate the waterfront views at Enisey River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krasnoyarsk day trip app .

Getting from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Krasnoyarsk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum- Sanctuary Shushenskoe
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Stolby National Park ©
Stolby National Park
Enisey River ©
Enisey River

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Russian Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace. Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Catherine Palace and Park, explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to St. Petersburg in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Krasnoyarsk Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

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
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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.
Let the collections at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and The State Tretyakov Gallery capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and Church of The Holy Virgin. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip planning website .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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