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What to do in Russia
Russia is the world’s largest country, so you’ll have no worries when it comes to sights and attractions during your whole travel. Being a part of both Europe and Asia, you’ll get a wonderful mix of culture and diverse landscapes for a truly unique trip.
Seeing the five famous landmarks of Russia is a must for any traveller. Travel to St. Petersburg for the State Heritage Museum complex. Learn more about Russia’s history at Moscow’s Red Square. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Novgorod.
Are you feeling adventurous? The iconic Mount Elbrus has ski slopes, hiking paths, and hot springs for your time outdoors. Feel like you’re on an impossible mission when you visit the Kremlin and be impressed by its grandness.
Fly to Moscow and take a dip at the Russian banyas (bathhouses), like the popular Sandunovskye Baths. Go ice-skating in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, enjoy a hot air balloon ride at suburban Moscow, and watch the Moscow State Circus too.
There are many other Russian destinations for you to visit. Sochi might be world-famous for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, but it’s the country’s unofficial summer capital. Visit “Russia’s San Francisco”, the beautiful city of Vladivostok next. And feed your culture vulture side with all the museums and historical sights at Irkutsk.
Russia has lots of cities worth exploring, but it’s also a paradise for nature lovers. Get a taste of the country’s outdoors at The Great Arctic State Nature Reserve, Ilmen State Reserve, and Central Forest State Nature Biosphere Reserve.
Don’t rush your trip to Russia. Plan your trip well with these tips for visiting Russia.
When to visit Russia
Russia is such a massive country that it belongs to two continents and has 11 time zones. So the best time for you to visit depends on where you’re going. You can visit Russia in July and August for warmer months, plus you’ll get to experience long days which locals call “White Nights.” Spring (May-June) and fall (September-October) in Russia are great times to visit too because of fewer crowds.
Before you fly to Russia and visit its cities and regions, you need to get your travel visa because Australians are required to have one before entering Russia. Just go to Smartraveller to get more info. Be sure to pack a good Russian-English phrasebook too.
Travelling to and around Russia
Travelling to Russia is easy because there are several airports in the country. That also means you can easily wander Russia by plane, and by riding the train, boat, and bus.