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Grand Russia Road Trip

Moscow - Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan - Izhevsk - Perm - Yekaterinburg - Tyumen - Kurgan - Chelyabinsk - Ufa - Samara - Saratov - Voronezh - Tula - Tver - Veliky Novgorod - St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk - Lipin Bor - Vologda - Yaroslavl

Expect on your Grand Russia Road Trip Itinerary

Urban life
Historical sites
Benefit-stress ratio
Culture
Comfort
Road conditions
Security
Landscape
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
22 Stages 4,584 mi 4.3 h/stage

Best months to drive Grand Russia Road Trip in Russia

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Grand Russia Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most captivating road trips in Russia, Grand Russia Road Trip will certainly match up your expectations. The target travellers for this tour are explorer. The road tour runs, among others, through such places as Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan. The trip described in this article was planed for 22 days of travel, but drivers can easily complete it in 15. You are also free to extend your excursion and discover the remaining part of what Russia offers, which is equally interesting. If you are wondering about the time spent behind the wheel, it will be around 4.3 hours daily, and you will cover 4,584mi . Ready for the journey? So, let’s jump behind the wheel and set out!
22 number of days
4,584 mi route length
moderate budget
explorer good for
on the right traffic direction
high accident level
The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of exciting attractions relatively stress-free and for a reasonable price. While on Grand Russia Road Trip, you will also have a great option to visit a few interesting historical sites. Travellers will have an equal opportunity to see the urban life, as the trip also passes through many urban zones. In spite of the fact that the accommodation options on the way do not offer that much comfort, they still promise value for money. The region is characterised by a lower security level in comparison to other road trips, but do not worry, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers. A low number of amenities makes the whole adventure is rather inexpensive. In Russia, there is a high number of accidents and you drive on the right. The period between May and October is consider for travelling in the region.

  Moscow
Distance: 4,584 mi, Driving time: 98.4 h, Pace: fast
Airports: DME , SVO , VKO

Your journey starts at one of Moscow's Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

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1 Moscow - Vladimir
Distance: 136 mi, Driving time: 3.8 h, Pace: modest
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Vladimir - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Vladimir - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
Vladimir - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Vladimir - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

2 Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod
Distance: 143 mi, Driving time: 3.1 h, Pace: fast
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Nizhny Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org Nizhny Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org
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3 Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan
Distance: 243 mi, Driving time: 5.7 h, Pace: fast
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Kazan - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.wallpaperflare.com Kazan - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.wallpaperflare.com
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4 Kazan - Izhevsk
Distance: 246 mi, Driving time: 5.2 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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5 Izhevsk - Perm
Distance: 178 mi, Driving time: 4.3 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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6 Perm - Yekaterinburg
Distance: 233 mi, Driving time: 4.9 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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7 Yekaterinburg - Tyumen
Distance: 205 mi, Driving time: 4.4 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Tyumen - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - no.m.wikipedia.org Tyumen - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - no.m.wikipedia.org

8 Tyumen - Kurgan
Distance: 124 mi, Driving time: 2.5 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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9 Kurgan - Chelyabinsk
Distance: 165 mi, Driving time: 3.4 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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10 Chelyabinsk - Ufa
Distance: 265 mi, Driving time: 5.8 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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11 Ufa - Samara
Distance: 283 mi, Driving time: 6.0 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Samara - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Samara - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
Samara - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.flickr.com Samara - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.flickr.com

12 Samara - Saratov
Distance: 290 mi, Driving time: 5.9 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Saratov - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Saratov - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

13 Saratov - Voronezh
Distance: 323 mi, Driving time: 6.4 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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14 Voronezh - Tula
Distance: 221 mi, Driving time: 4.1 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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15 Tula - Tver
Distance: 228 mi, Driving time: 4.9 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Tver - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Tver - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
Tver - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Tver - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

16 Tver - Veliky Novgorod
Distance: 245 mi, Driving time: 3.8 h, Pace: fast
UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Veliky Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org Veliky Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - en.wikipedia.org
Veliky Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Veliky Novgorod - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
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17 Veliky Novgorod - St. Petersburg
Distance: 125 mi, Driving time: 2.5 h, Pace: fast
accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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18 St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk
Distance: 265 mi, Driving time: 5.6 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Petrozavodsk - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Petrozavodsk - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

19 Petrozavodsk - Lipin Bor
Distance: 238 mi, Driving time: 6.7 h, Pace: modest
trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Lipin Bor - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Lipin Bor - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

20 Lipin Bor - Vologda
Distance: 109 mi, Driving time: 2.3 h, Pace: fast
interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Vologda - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Vologda - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org
Vologda - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org Vologda - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - commons.wikimedia.org

21 Vologda - Yaroslavl
Distance: 120 mi, Driving time: 2.6 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Yaroslavl - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.all-free-photos.com Yaroslavl - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.all-free-photos.com

22 Yaroslavl - Moscow
Distance: 198 mi, Driving time: 4.6 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Moscow - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.goodfreephotos.com Moscow - Russia - Europe - Road Trip - www.goodfreephotos.com

  Moscow
Airports: DME , SVO , VKO

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Grand Russia Road Trip Summary

Surely, the presented itinerary idea has become a great inspiration for your future travels.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting highlights of your choice.
If car travel is a means of travel that you prefer, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a number of elements to bear in mind to make your adventure smooth. These tips will surely become useful for holidayers who are considering renting a vehicle or camper rental.
In Russia, there are a number of road regulations to be followed while sightseeing. Alcohol is best to be avoided at any price when travelling around Russia. Holidayers should remember that the allowed level of alcohol in blood is very low and equals only 0.35‰. You are allowed to drive at the maximum speed of 37mph when travelling around the build-up areas. Around non-build-up-areas, you can travel at the maximum speed of 56mph. On motorways, 68mph is the maximum speed that you should be mindful of. Having a first aid kit and fire extinguisher in your car and driving with your headlights on at daytime heavily increase the safety.
The majority of drivers wonder about the costs of the whole tour. Of course, depending on the budget option that you’re interested in, the amount of money that you have to pay for your travel expenses may vary. A wide range of budget options is presented below.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 4,584mi while travelling around Russia can cost approximately 698 GBP. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers approximately 819 GBP. Travellers who opt for this option will spend more or less 670 GBP on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay about 977 GBP if they go for the budget car rental offer as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from about 2,186 GBP to roughly 3,163 GBP.
When it comes to the standard offer, you should be prepared to pay the maximum of 941 GBP on the fuel needed to cover the itinerary. Standard accommodation options will cost more or less 1,637 GBP. When choosing this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost approximately 893 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 1,395 GBP. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 4,866 GBP for travellers who would like to try car hire and 3,471 GBP for those who are not interested in renting.
Travellers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 7,861 GBP for travellers who are considering car rental and 3,471 GBP for those who do not want to rent. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a premium hire car should expect a cost of around 2,790 GBP. In the top standard option of the trip, you will pay about 1,173 GBP for fuel. You should expect to pay approximately 2,558 GBP for accommodation options and 1,339 GBP for restaurants and food if you are searching for the exclusive standard of services during your road trip.
Our trip will also be perfect for all camper lovers, as it can be easily adjusted to their needs. If you choose this travel means, it costs roughly 4,186 GBP. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole tour, they will amount to more or less 1,406 GBP. Holidaymakers who choose camper hire should expect to pay about 512 GBP for overnight stays and more or less 670 GBP for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the above details in a simple manner.
The showed 23 stages stages are perfect for exploration in a vehicle in the period between May and October. If Grand Russia Road Trip has inspired you, our website is full of interesting journeys. The wide spectrum of ideas will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding holidayers.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a Grand Russia Road Trip in Russia?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 977 GBP
    • drive & more 698 GBP
    • sleep & more 819 GBP
    • eat & more 670 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,186 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,163 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,395 GBP
    • drive & more 941 GBP
    • sleep & more 1,637 GBP
    • eat & more 893 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,471 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,866 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 2,790 GBP
    • drive & more 1,173 GBP
    • sleep & more 2,558 GBP
    • eat & more 1,339 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,071 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 7,861 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 4,186 GBP
    • drive & more 1,406 GBP
    • sleep & more 512 GBP
    • eat & more 670 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,587 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,773 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in Russia

drink drive limit
0.35
max speed urban
37 mph
max speed rural
56 mph
max speed highway
68 mph
headlights at daytime
on
fire extinguisher
yes
tolls
yes
seat belts
yes