15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St. Petersburg
— 1 night
2
Kazan
— 2 nights
3
Yekaterinburg
— 2 nights
4
Irkutsk
— 4 nights
5
Ulan-Ude
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
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 17-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 travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Palace Square

2
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Kazan

Kazan ©
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).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kazan trip builder.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kazan are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Raifa Monastery
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Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg ©
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 in panoramic vistas at 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 4.5 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 travel to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Visotsky Business Center Lookout ©
Visotsky Business Center Lookout

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Irkutsk

Irkutsk ©
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Znamensky Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyrs Faith, and take an in-depth tour of Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Irkutsk trip website.

You can fly from Yekaterinburg to Irkutsk in 10 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

Side Trips

Listvyanka, Taltsy Museum, Lake Baikal
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Lake Baikal ©
Lake Baikal
Baikal Museum ©
Baikal Museum
Taltsy Museum ©
Taltsy Museum

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Ulan-Ude

Ulan-Ude ©
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, get engrossed in the history at Natsionalnyy muzey RB, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Lenin, and get curious at Geological Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ulan-Ude day trip planning site.

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

Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)
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Museum of History of Ulan-Ude ©
Museum of History of Ulan-Ude
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha ©
Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery) ©
Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)

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