15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Moscow
— 3 nights
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Vladimir
— 1 night
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Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
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Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
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Moscow — 3 nights

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and admire the masterpieces at New Tretyakov Gallery.

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Paris, France to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. In December, Moscow is little chillier than Paris - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vladimir.
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Vladimir — 1 night

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 5th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, then browse for treasures at Ogni Vladimira Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Non-Invented Stories, and finally examine the collection at Holy Assumption Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from Moscow to Vladimir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Nizhny Novgorod.
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Nizhny Novgorod — 2 nights

Russia's Pocket

Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevskiy. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum-house of the writer Maxim Gorky, admire the local landmark of First City Fountain, admire the striking features of State Bank, then don't miss a visit to Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street, and finally get curious at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nizhny Novgorod travel route planner.

You can take a train from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg — 5 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nizhny Novgorod in December, with highs in St. Petersburg at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kaliningrad.
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Kaliningrad — 3 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, appreciate the history behind Albrecht Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, and take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz".

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kaliningrad can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) 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.
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