15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Irkutsk — 1 night

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pribaikalskiy National Park. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Kaiskaya Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Skriper, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Kazan.

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Jaipur, India to Irkutsk is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Irkutsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jaipur in June, expect Irkutsk to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Krasnoyarsk.
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Krasnoyarsk — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stolby National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museum-Reserve Shushenskoye and then explore the activities along Enisey River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Krasnoyarsk trip planner.

You can fly from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Irkutsk to Krasnoyarsk due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg — 6 nights

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Peter and Paul Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg travel app.

You can fly from Krasnoyarsk to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Krasnoyarsk Standard Time (KRAT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Moscow Kremlin. Let the collections at State Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Step out of Moscow to go to Dubrovitsy and see Church of The Holy Virgin, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow online itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Russia travel guide

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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.