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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

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Russia Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages22 km7,313 h/stage4.6

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a 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 1,386EUR drive & more 988EUR sleep & more 1,166EUR eat & more 1,056EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,210EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,596EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,980EUR drive & more 1,313EUR sleep & more 2,321EUR eat & more 1,584EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,218EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 7,198EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,960EUR drive & more 1,788EUR sleep & more 3,630EUR eat & more 2,112EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 7,530EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 11,490EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 4,950EUR drive & more 1,975EUR sleep & more 1,210EUR eat & more 1,056EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,241EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 9,191EUR
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Russia Road Trip Itinerary

Embark on a 22-day road trip through the stunning and diverse landscapes of Russia. Starting in Moscow, the route takes you through Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Perm, Tyumen, Veliky Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Lipin Bor, covering a distance of 7378km. This road trip is best enjoyed during the warmer months of the year, when the temperatures are mild and the days are long. Along the way, you will get to experience the unique culture and history of Russia, with several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical monuments and architecture to admire. The roads are in good condition, and the journey can be managed with a fair budget. This road trip is suitable for all drivers and provides an unforgettable experience with plenty of memories to take home. So, get ready to explore Russia and discover the wonders of its cities and towns!
number of days 22 number of days
route length 7,313 km route length
budget moderate budget
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START Moscow

Distance 7,313 km Driving time 102.1 h Pace: fast 2,193.9 kWh Airports DME , SVO , VKO
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Moscow, the capital of Russia, is a great starting point for an unforgettable road trip. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or returning for a second visit, there’s no shortage of attractions to explore. From world-famous landmarks like the Kremlin and Red Square, to the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow has something for every traveler. For international travelers, the closest international airport is Sheremetyevo International Airport (IATA code SVO). From here, you can rent a car and explore the city and its surroundings. Make sure to visit the world-famous Kremlin, and the iconic Red Square, both of which are located in the heart of the city. Moscow is also home to some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the world. Take a stroll through Gorky Park, or take a boat ride on the Moskva River. You can also explore the beautiful Moscow Metro system, which is one of the deepest and busiest in the world. During your visit, don't forget to explore the many museums and galleries in the city. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art are just a few of the many attractions in Moscow. No trip to Moscow is complete without a visit to the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral. Located in the very center of the city, this beautiful building is a must-see for any traveler. So, start your journey in the capital of Russia and explore the most interesting sights in town. From world-famous landmarks, to stunning parks and gardens, and plenty of museums and galleries, Moscow has something for everyone.

1 Moscow - Vladimir

Distance 234 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: fast 70.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a thrilling road trip from Moscow to Vladimir? This 219 km journey takes less than 4 hours and is one of the most interesting stages of a larger tour. Along the route, you will find some of the most interesting places in Russia, including the UNESCO Heritage sites. The first stop is Moscow, the capital of Russia, where you can find the famous Red Square, the Kremlin, and St. Basil's Cathedral. Then, you will drive to Vladimir, a city of ancient churches and monasteries. The most famous of them is the Cathedral of St. Demetrius, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way, you can also visit Suzdal, a small town known for its historic churches and monasteries. The city is also home to the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life, which is a great place to learn about the history of the region. At the end of your journey, you will arrive in Vladimir, where you can visit the Golden Gate, the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for the most exciting road trip of your life!

2 Vladimir - Nizhny Novgorod

Distance 229 km Driving time 3.4 h Pace: fast 68.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod, located only 230 km away and a drive of fewer than 4 hours! You will pass through some of the most beautiful places in Russia, with amazing historical sites and UNESCO Heritage sites along the way. Start your journey from Vladimir and visit the Golden Gates, the Assumption Cathedral and the Monument to Prince Vladimir. As you drive through Suzdal, make sure to explore the many churches and monasteries, including the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius and the Nativity Convent. Continue your journey to Nizhny Novgorod and visit the Kremlin, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky. Don't miss out on the beautiful views of the Volga River, the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip from Vladimir to Nizhny Novgorod!

3 Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan

Distance 390 km Driving time 5.8 h Pace: fast 116.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready to embark on an exciting road trip from Nizhny Novgorod to Kazan? This 392 km journey will take you fewer than 6 hours, and you will be able to explore some of the most interesting places in Russia. Start your journey in Nizhny Novgorod and explore the Kremlin, the city’s main attraction. Then, visit the stunning Sviyazhsk Island and the 16th-century Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. As you continue your journey, you will pass through the picturesque village of Gorodets, famous for its beautiful wooden architecture. Don’t forget to stop in the village of Arzamas and its 17th-century Kremlin. Finally, you will arrive in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Here, you can explore the Kazan Kremlin, the Kul Sharif Mosque, and the Palace of Farmers. Don’t forget to take a stroll through the picturesque Bauman Street, the oldest street in the city. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the “Itinerary” of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and start your journey!

4 Kazan - Izhevsk

Distance 387 km Driving time 5.5 h Pace: fast 116.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Kazan to Izhevsk! This stage of the journey will take you through the stunning countryside of Russia, covering a distance of 396 km in less than 6 hours. Along the way, you will be able to explore the many attractions of Kazan, such as the Kazan Kremlin, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Kul Sharif Mosque. In Izhevsk, you will be able to admire the beauty of the Izhevsk Kremlin and the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin. The city also features a wide range of museums, such as the Museum of the History of Arms, the Art Museum and the Literature Museum. For those who love nature, there are plenty of parks and gardens to explore. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, please refer to the itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

5 Izhevsk - Perm

Distance 287 km Driving time 4.6 h Pace: fast 86.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Let's start our journey from Izhevsk, Russia and end in Perm. This 287 km trip will take you less than 5 hours, so you can enjoy the ride and explore the surrounding sights. Make sure to stop in Glazov, the first city en route, where you can visit the Glazov Kremlin and the Glazov Museum of Local Lore. Further down the road, you can explore the old town of Krasnokamsk and its monuments of wooden architecture. Continue the trip to Chaykovsky and visit the Chaykovsky Regional History Museum. On the way to Perm, make sure to stop in Kungur, a small town with a rich cultural heritage. Here you can explore the Kungur Ice Cave, the oldest ice cave in Russia, and the Kungur Museum of Local Lore. Finally, arrive to Perm and explore its historical center. Visit the Perm Regional Art Gallery, the Perm State Art Gallery, and the Perm Museum of Local Lore. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

6 Perm - Yekaterinburg

Distance 363 km Driving time 5.2 h Pace: fast 108.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a road trip from Perm to Yekaterinburg and experience the unique culture of the Ural region! This 375 km journey will take you through the Ural Mountains, across the border of Europe and Asia, and will take no more than 5 hours. This is one of the most interesting stages of the tour that will introduce you to the historical sites, old villages, and beautiful nature of the Urals. Start your journey in Perm, the city of the arts, and explore its many museums, galleries, and theatres. Then, head to Kungur, a small town located on the banks of the Sylva River. Here you can visit the Kungur Ice Cave and the Kungur Museum of Local Lore. Continue to the city of Nizhny Tagil, the first Russian industrial city, and visit the Museum of Steelmaking. Then, make your way to the city of Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia. Here, you can explore the Ural Mountains, visit the old churches, and explore the city's many parks and gardens. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

7 Yekaterinburg - Tyumen

Distance 329 km Driving time 4.6 h Pace: fast 98.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Yekaterinburg-Tyumen road trip! This 330 km journey is sure to be filled with unforgettable experiences that you won't want to miss. You can expect to reach your destination in less than 5 hours, so be sure to plan your stops accordingly! Start your journey in Yekaterinburg, the fourth largest city in Russia. Here, you can explore the historical sites of the city, including the Church on the Blood and the Monument to the Founders of Yekaterinburg. You can also take a stroll through the city's parks, like the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. As you continue your drive, you'll pass through several small towns, each offering their own unique attractions. Be sure to stop at the village of Pervouralsk, where you can visit the historical church of St. John the Baptist and the nearby museum. Your final destination is the city of Tyumen, where you can explore the numerous historical sites, such as the Tyumen Kremlin and the Tyumen Monastery. You can also take a walk along the banks of the Tura River, or take a tour of the city's museums and galleries. Remember to check the Itinerary of this stage for more information on attractions, accommodation, restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

8 Tyumen - Kurgan

Distance 200 km Driving time 2.7 h Pace: fast 59.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a captivating road trip from Tyumen to Kurgan! This 200-km journey will take you through some of the most stunning landscapes of Russia. You will be able to enjoy the best of both cities - Tyumen and Kurgan - in less than three hours. Start your journey in Tyumen, the oldest city in Siberia. Visit the historical centre of the city, take a stroll in the beautiful Central Park, or admire the stunning view of the Tura River. Continue your drive to the city of Kurgan, located on the banks of the Iset River. Here you can explore the city’s many attractions, including the Kurgan State Historical and Architectural Museum, the Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War, and the Monument to the Victims of Political Repression. For those who love nature, the nearby Kurgan Nature Reserve is a must-see. It is home to over 200 species of animals and plants, including the endangered Siberian crane. This is only one of the stages of a larger tour. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the “Itinerary” of this stage.

9 Kurgan - Chelyabinsk

Distance 266 km Driving time 3.6 h Pace: fast 79.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Kurgan-Chelyabinsk road trip stage! This stage of your journey is 266 km long, and it will take you less than 4 hours to reach your destination. To make the most of your trip, we recommend you visit the following places: in Kurgan, you can stop by the Monument to the Heroes of the Great Patriotic War and the Monument to the Soldiers of the Kurgan Regiment. In Chelyabinsk, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Drama Theater, and the Chelyabinsk Zoo are must-sees. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

10 Chelyabinsk - Ufa

Distance 426 km Driving time 6.1 h Pace: fast 127.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Chelyabinsk to Ufa road trip! This stage of your journey will take you 426km through some of the most interesting places in Russia. You'll have plenty of time to explore as the drive will take you less than 6 hours. Chelyabinsk is the starting point of your adventure. Here you can visit the Chelyabinsk State Museum of Arts, the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant Museum, or the Chelyabinsk Planetarium. As you continue your journey, you will pass through the city of Magnitogorsk, where you can explore the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Museum. Your next stop is the city of Sterlitamak, where you can visit the Sterlitamak Historical Museum and the Sterlitamak Art Museum. Your final destination is Ufa. Here you can explore the Ufa State Art Museum, the Ufa State Puppet Theatre, and the Ufa Zoo. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!

11 Ufa - Samara

Distance 456 km Driving time 6.1 h Pace: fast 136.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an exciting road trip from Ufa to Samara? This 456 km journey will take you fewer than 6 hours, and you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Russian countryside. Your first stop should be Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan. Here, you can visit the National Museum of Bashkortostan, which houses an extensive collection of artifacts. You can also explore the local markets and enjoy the unique Bashkir cuisine. Next, you will drive to Samara. Here, you can visit the Samara Regional Museum of Local Lore, which showcases the cultural heritage of the region. You should also explore the Samara Historical and Architectural Museum, which displays the city's history. Finally, you can take a stroll through the picturesque Samara River Embankment, which offers stunning views of the city. And don't forget to visit the Samara State Art Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artworks. Remember to take some time to appreciate the beauty of the Russian countryside during your road trip. And don't forget to check the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your journey!

12 Samara - Saratov

Distance 442 km Driving time 5.8 h Pace: fast 132.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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If you are looking for a great road trip, look no further than the journey from Samara to Saratov. This 467km drive will take you less than 6 hours and will provide you with a unique experience. Start your journey in Samara, a city of beautiful bridges, modern architecture, and a rich history. Take a stroll through the city and visit the monuments, churches, and parks. The next stop is Tolyatti, a city known for its car manufacturing. Here you can visit the Monument to the Automotive Worker and the Monument of Glory. After that, you can make a stop in Syzran, a city with a long and interesting history. Visit the Syzran Kremlin and the Monument to the Heroes of the Patriotic War. Then, take a break in Balakovo, a city with a beautiful waterfront and a rich cultural heritage. Here you can visit the Balakovo Cathedral and the Monument to the Founders of Balakovo. Finally, you can end your journey in Saratov, a city full of cultural attractions, such as the Saratov State Art Museum, the Saratov Academic Drama Theater, and the Monument to the Heroes of the Patriotic War. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage.

13 Saratov - Voronezh

Distance 511 km Driving time 6.8 h Pace: fast 153.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a journey of discovery that will take you through the two cities of Saratov and Voronezh. This 519 km road trip will take you less than 7 hours and will be full of interesting sights and attractions. Starting in Saratov, take a stroll along the banks of the Volga River and take in the beautiful scenery. Visit the Saratov Kremlin and the nearby Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The city also has some wonderful parks and gardens, including the Central Park of Culture and Rest. Continue your journey to Voronezh, the oldest city in the region. Here you can explore the Voronezh Kremlin, which is home to the Transfiguration Cathedral and the Governor's House. Don't miss the Voronezh State Art Museum and the Memorial Museum of the Great Patriotic War. This is just one of the many stages of a larger tour. Along the way, be sure to take in the sights and sounds of the region, and explore the many historical sites. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

14 Voronezh - Tula

Distance 347 km Driving time 4.6 h Pace: fast 104.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the exciting road trip stage starting in Voronezh, Russia and ending in Tula! This route covers a distance of 356km and can be completed in less than 5 hours. On your journey, you will pass through the historical city of Kadom, where you can visit the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Voronezh, you can explore the Monument to the Soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, the Voronezh State Museum, and the Voronezh State University. In Tula, you can visit the Tula Kremlin and the Tula State Museum. Don't forget to enjoy the delicious local cuisine. This stage is part of a larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

15 Tula - Tver

Distance 366 km Driving time 4.9 h Pace: fast 109.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your road trip from Tula, Russia and explore the charming city of Tver, located 366 km away. Enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Russian countryside while driving along the scenic highway and make sure to take plenty of breaks to admire the beauty of the natural environment. Visit the Tula State Museum of Weapons, which is one of the oldest museums in Russia, and the Tula Kremlin, which is a unique historical and architectural monument. If you’re looking for a great place to take a break, stop at the Tula Samovar Museum and learn about the history of samovar production. Continue your journey to Tver and explore the city’s many attractions, such as the Tver Regional Museum of Local Lore and the Tver State United Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the region’s past. Don’t forget to also visit the monument to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War and the Monument to the Heroes of the Battle of Tver. In Tver, you can also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and rafting. There are also many restaurants and cafes where you can sample traditional Russian cuisine. This road trip between Tula and Tver is the perfect way to explore the beauty and history of this region. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage.

16 Tver - Veliky Novgorod

Distance 395 km Driving time 4.3 h Pace: fast 118.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Tver to Veliky Novgorod! This journey will take you through some of the most beautiful and historically significant sites in Russia. The drive is 395 km and will take fewer than 4 hours. Along the way, you will pass by some of the most iconic monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Kremlin walls of Tver, the ancient city of Torzhok, and the magnificent St. George's Cathedral in Veliky Novgorod. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience, you can visit the Tver Oblast Nature Reserve, where you can explore the stunning landscapes, observe the wildlife, and learn about the area's rich cultural heritage. You will also have the chance to visit the ancient cities of Ostashkov and Staraya Russa, both of which are home to some of the oldest and most significant monuments in Russia. At the end of your journey, you will arrive in Veliky Novgorod, the birthplace of the Russian nation and home to some of the most iconic churches and cathedrals in the country. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the itinerary for this stage of your road trip.

17 Veliky Novgorod - St. Petersburg

Distance 194 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast 58.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome, road-trippers! This stage of your journey starts in Veliky Novgorod, Russia and ends in St. Petersburg, a distance of 201 km that can be covered in less than 3 hours. The first stop should be the Veliky Novgorod Kremlin, the oldest in Russia, with its ancient walls and towers, and the unique monuments of the 14th century. Don’t miss the St. Sophia Cathedral, the oldest Russian stone building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way to St. Petersburg, you can also visit the town of Staraya Russa and its historical monuments, such as the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, the Church of St. Nicholas, and the Church of St. George. Once you arrive in St. Petersburg, you can explore the city’s many attractions, such as the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

18 St. Petersburg - Petrozavodsk

Distance 427 km Driving time 5.8 h Pace: fast 128.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a thrilling road trip from St. Petersburg to Petrozavodsk? This 427 km route will take you less than 6 hours to complete, and you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most interesting places in Russia. Start your journey in St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and home to some of the most iconic landmarks, such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Then, make your way to Petrozavodsk, a city rich in history and culture. Along the way, you'll pass through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Russia, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kizhi Island. Don't forget to visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Ethnographic Museum in Petrozavodsk. For more information on attractions, accommodation, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. Have a safe and enjoyable journey!

19 Petrozavodsk - Lipin Bor

Distance 374 km Driving time 7.0 h Pace: modest 97.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Are you ready for an adventure? This stage of the road trip starts in Petrozavodsk, Russia and ends in Lipin Bor, a 383km journey that will take you fewer than 7 hours. You'll start your journey in Petrozavodsk, a city located in the north-west of Russia. Here you can visit the Petrozavodsk State University, the largest university in the Republic of Karelia, and the beautiful Petrovsky Park. The next stop is Kondopoga, a city located on the banks of Lake Pyaozero. Here you can take a boat tour and admire the breathtaking views of the lake. The next stop is Medvezhyegorsk, where you can visit the Museum of Local Lore and the Monument to the Fallen Soldiers in the Great Patriotic War. The final destination is Lipin Bor, a small town located on the banks of the Svir River. Here you can visit the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin and the Monument to the Heroes of the Patriotic War. This is just one of the stages of this amazing journey. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage.

20 Lipin Bor - Vologda

Distance 177 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast 53.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an exciting road trip from Lipin Bor to Vologda? This 175 km journey will take you less than three hours, and you will get a chance to explore some of the most interesting places in Russia. Start your journey in Lipin Bor and visit the Lipin Bor Monastery, which is a beautiful example of Russian architecture. Then, drive to the town of Kadnikov, where you can explore the ancient churches, and the Kadnikov Kremlin. Continue your journey to the town of Vytegra, and visit the Vytegra Kremlin, the Vytegra Monastery, and the St. Nicholas Church. After that, you will reach the town of Cherepovets, where you can explore the Cherepovets Monastery and the Cherepovets Kremlin. Finally, you will reach the city of Vologda, where you can explore the Vologda Kremlin, the Vologda Monastery, and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

21 Vologda - Yaroslavl

Distance 193 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast 58.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Ready for an amazing road trip experience? Start your journey in Vologda, Russia and explore the stunning 193 km route to Yaroslavl! Along the way, you'll pass through some of the most interesting places in the region, and you'll be able to reach your destination in less than 3 hours. Your journey will take you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Transfiguration Monastery in Vologda, and the Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery in Yaroslavl. Make sure you take the time to admire these incredible monuments and learn about their history. You'll also get to explore the stunning natural scenery along the route, and you can take a break at the picturesque lakes of Kichmengsky and Uglichsky. And finally, you can visit the wonderful churches of the Resurrection of Christ and the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Yaroslavl. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

22 Yaroslavl - Moscow

Distance 319 km Driving time 4.5 h Pace: fast 95.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a journey from Yaroslavl, Russia to Moscow, a journey of just over 5 hours, covering 319 kilometers. Take in the beauty of the countryside, and visit some of the most interesting places along the way. Start off in Yaroslavl, a city of ancient churches and monasteries, with the Transfiguration Cathedral being a must-see. Then, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rostov Veliky, with its exquisite architecture and impressive Kremlin. The next stop should be Pereslavl-Zalessky, a charming town with a lake, numerous churches, and the 17th century Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior. After that, make your way to Sergiyev Posad, home to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, a famous monastery and the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church. Finally, arrive in Moscow, the capital of Russia and one of the world’s greatest cities. Here, you can explore the Kremlin and its cathedrals, the Red Square, and the Bolshoi Theater. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

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Your road trip to Russia is coming to an end, and your next destination is the beautiful city of Moscow. Moscow is the capital of Russia and the largest city in the country. It is a bustling metropolis full of life and energy. When visiting Moscow, there are many interesting sights to explore. First, take a walk around the iconic Red Square, with its vibrant history, stunning architecture and beautiful views of the Kremlin. Visit the Kremlin itself, a walled fortress that is home to the President of Russia. Explore St. Basil's Cathedral, a gorgeous 16th century monument with its nine colorful domes. Be sure to visit the Tretyakov Gallery, a museum filled with Russian artwork from the 12th to 20th centuries, and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, which houses the world's largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. If you want to experience the vibrant nightlife of Moscow, take a stroll around the city's many bars, clubs and restaurants. Whether you're a fan of classical music or jazz, Moscow has something for everyone. If you're traveling to Moscow by air, the closest international airport is Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO). From there, you can easily access the city center. Your Russian road trip ends in Moscow, the vibrant capital of Russia. With its stunning architecture, world-renowned museums and vibrant nightlife, Moscow promises to be a memorable destination.

Russia Road Trip at a glance

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 60km/h when travelling around the build-up areas. Around non-build-up-areas, you can travel at the maximum speed of 90km/h. On motorways, 110km/h 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 7,313km while travelling around Russia can cost approximately 988 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers approximately 1,166 EUR. Travellers who opt for this option will spend more or less 1,056 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay about 1,386 EUR 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 3,210 EUR to roughly 4,596 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you should be prepared to pay the maximum of 1,313 EUR on the fuel needed to cover the itinerary. Standard accommodation options will cost more or less 2,321 EUR. When choosing this option, take into consideration that the food and restaurants within this range will cost approximately 1,584 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of around 1,980 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 7,198 EUR for travellers who would like to try car hire and 5,218 EUR 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 11,490 EUR for travellers who are considering car rental and 5,218 EUR 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 3,960 EUR. In the top standard option of the trip, you will pay about 1,788 EUR for fuel. You should expect to pay approximately 3,630 EUR for accommodation options and 2,112 EUR 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 4,950 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole tour, they will amount to more or less 1,975 EUR. Holidaymakers who choose camper hire should expect to pay about 1,210 EUR for overnight stays and more or less 1,056 EUR 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 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.

Facts for safer driving in Russia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.35
max speed urban max speed urban 60 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 110 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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