24 days in Minsk, Estonia & Russia Itinerary

24 days in Minsk, Estonia & Russia Itinerary

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24 days in Minsk, Estonia & Russia Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Kazan, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Yekaterinburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Sofia, Bulgaria


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2
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the collection at National Library of Belarus and then contemplate the long history of Khatyn Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then try to win big at Casino Victoria Cherry, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Minsk is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in November, you will find days in Minsk are little chillier (4°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

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Khatyn Memorial
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5
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Get some cultural insight at Tallinn Old Town and Kumu Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Toompea Hill and St. Olaf’s Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Minsk to Tallinn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. November in Tallinn sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

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Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Visit Savior on the Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sampson Cathedral, and see a show at Yusupov Palace.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tallinn to St. Petersburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

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Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

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.
Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Meshherskoye, get a taste of the local shopping with GUM, and head outdoors with Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Moscow day trip planning app .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Lenin's Mausoleum ©
Lenin's Mausoleum

2
nights
Kazan, Russia

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The bell tower of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kazan trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kazan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow in December, expect Kazan to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

2
nights
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg ©
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Visotsky Business Center Lookout, then pause for some photo ops at The Monument to Vladimir Vysotsky and Marina Vlady, and finally examine the collection at V. Vysotskiy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Ascension, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church on the Blood, then explore the activities along Weir on river Iset, and finally explore the world behind art at Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yekaterinburg trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kazan to Yekaterinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Yekaterinburg Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Yekaterinburg is a bit cooler than Kazan - with highs of -9°C and lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House ©
Rastorguyev-Kharitonov's House
Church on the Blood ©
Church on the Blood

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