Make a pilgrimage to Valaam Island. Enjoy the unique and fascinating nature of the Karelian Isthmus. Learn more about the European architecture of Vyborg.
The Leningrad region is one of the most interesting regions of Russia for car travel enthusiasts. There is an incredible, unique nature, and amazing historical heritage, and a variety of cultural objects.
This trip is specially planned for brave and active people who love long walks, are interested in the culture and history of their country and its traditions. Our trip will begin with a car rental, after which we will travel north along the shore of Lake Ladoga. There we will have a one-day trip to Valaam Island. And after that we'll go westward towards the most "European" city of Russia - Vyborg, to walk along its ancient streets and feel the peace in the park with a very unusual landscape.
Passage through the beauties of the Karelian Isthmus
6 days itinerary by Alexandr Kosar - History and Culture - Car, 4 Hotels
Road Trip Categories: History and Culture
Day 1: Sightseeings along the Ladoga
Journey to the Leningrad region begins! First we will go to the coast of Lake Ladoga, where we will see the most interesting cultural-historical and picturesque natural sights.
Visiting: Novoye Koshkino, Shlissel'burg, Kirovsk, Centralniy, Ladozhskoye Ozero, Konkorevo
Day 2: On the way to Priozyorsk.
Let's go to Priozersk. Before leaving, we will stop at the Road of Life museum. On the way we will stop in several picturesque places, and on arrival we will also visit the ancient fortress of Korela.
Visiting: Priozersk, Novoye Koshkino, Ladozhskoye Ozero, Borisovo, Beregovoye, Korobitsyno
Day 3: Ferry trip to Valaam Island
Today promises to be very interesting and memorable. We are planning a trip to the famous island of Valaam. Many people dream to get acquainted with the beauty of this place, so at the height of the season the influx of tourists here is so large that tickets can not be purchased otherwise than in advance.
Visiting: Priozersk, Valaam
Day 4: Get to know the beautiful city of Vyborg.
Today promises us many interesting discoveries and memorable experiences. In the morning we plan to leave Priozersk and go to Vyborg. We are going to get acquainted with its historical sights, many of which are included in the list of Cultural Heritage Objects of the Peoples of Russia.
Visiting: Vyborg, Priozersk, Mel'nikovo
Day 5: Walking through the streets of Vyborg
The acquaintance with Vyborg continues. We will walk around the park with the French name "Montrepo", see the central square, and spend the evening in nature, by the lake.
Visiting: Vyborg, Klevenoye, Krasnogvardeyskoye, Kirillovskoye
Day 6: A short leisure time on the way to St. Petersburg
Today ends our trip to the Karelian Isthmus. We managed to visit many interesting and amazing places during these six days, and now we are going back to St. Petersburg. On the way we will make several stops to walk and enjoy the natural landscape.
Visiting: Klevenoye, Centralniy, Repino, Roshchino, Zelenogorsk, Sestroretsk