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Russia Travel Guide

Russia boasts a dazzling mix of historic palaces, opulent churches, grandiose cities and decadent cuisine – which are just a few of the many reasons why you should journey to the world’s largest country. Most importantly, if you’re searching for a destination that will allow you to delve deeper into the history of Eastern Europe, a trip to Russia should certainly be in the cards. 

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    June to September

    Typically, the summer months from June through September are the warmest months in Russia, which of course, is when it is the peak season across the country. This is when travellers from across the globe head to Europe, and is also when locals travel around the country to go on vacation. Accomodation, flights, internal transport and other arrangements should be made as far in advance as possible, and visitors should also be ready for crowds at popular attractions. As for the climate, it will be warm and humid and heat waves are common – especially in August.

  2. Low Season

    November to April

    If sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow terrify you, best to avoid travelling during Russia's low season – especially during the coldest months in December or January. However, if winter wonderlands and festive activities appeal to you, this is an ideal time to travel and see snow-covered landscapes while making the most of low prices and fewer crowds. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’ll be pleased to know that this is the best time for outdoor adventures. Visitors should note that Christmas and New Year’s Eve will see a mini-peak and accommodation for these times should be booked in advance.

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