15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia Trip Planner

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St. Petersburg
— 1 night
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Kazan
— 2 nights
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Yekaterinburg
— 2 nights
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Irkutsk
— 4 nights
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Ulan-Ude
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to St. Petersburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Kazan

— 2 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You've now added Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, make a trip to Kazan Virgin Monastery, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat). On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monument of Musa Jalil and then make a trip to Raifa Monastery.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kazan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Yekaterinburg

— 2 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset, take some stellar pictures from Visotsky Business Center Lookout, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Ascension, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kharitonovskiy Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yekaterinburg day trip site.

Fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kazan to Yekaterinburg is 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Yekaterinburg when traveling from Kazan in September, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Irkutsk

— 4 nights

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Explore Irkutsk's surroundings by going to Taltsy Museum (in Taltsy) and Listvyanka (Stone Cherskogo, Baikal Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Baikal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of The Epiphany, and take an in-depth tour of Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists.

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You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Yekaterinburg Standard Time to Irkutsk Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September in Irkutsk, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ulan-Ude.

Things to do in Irkutsk

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Ulan-Ude

— 3 nights
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Step out of Ulan-Ude with an excursion to Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) in Ivolginsk--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha, appreciate the history behind Monument to Lenin, see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum of the People of Transbaikalia Culture Gau, and get curious at Geological Museum.

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You can drive from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude in 7 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.