Cheap Flights to Russia
Flights to Russia
Russia is mind bogglingly vast, stretching from its border with Poland in the west all the way to North Korea in the east. This is a country that is so big and diverse that it is impossible to sum it up adequately. From the endless forests of Siberia to the grandeur of St. Petersburg and Moscow, a visit to Russia is an unforgettable and, for many people, a life-changing experience. You can stay on top of any drop in airfare on flights to Russia by signing up for Price Alerts from Skyscanner.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Russia
Unless you're planning on heading to one of the ski resorts in the south, such as Sochi, winter is when you will want to avoid a trip to Russia. The Russian winters are notoriously harsh and they don't make for a great experience. Summers are warm throughout the country, making May to October the best times to visit. In St. Petersburg, June and July, when the city celebrates White Nights (when the sun barely sets), is the peak tourist season. You can search for the cheapest time to fly to Russia with the Whole Month search feature.
Airports in Russia
Russia is a vast country and all of the major cities have their own airports. The three busiest airports, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo, are all located in Moscow and they handle the bulk of international flights to and from Russia. From Moscow you can catch a connecting flight to anywhere in the country. St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport is also a popular international gateway. Sochi International Airport has also grown into an important gateway as well following the 2014 Winter Olympics in that city.
What to See and Do in Russia
Russia has an astonishing array of things to see and do and you could easily spend months exploring the country. Moscow is where many visitors start their Russian journey and it is here where you will find such iconic sights as the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, and the Bolshoi Theatre. St. Petersburg, meanwhile, is a short flight away and, as the former home of the Czars, is unmatched in terms of grandeur. The historic city centre, crisscrossed with picturesque canals, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is where you will find the Hermitage, which was formerly the Czar's Winter Palace and is now one of the world's greatest art museums. Other cities that are definitely worth a visit are Kazan, Volgograd, Sochi, and Nizhny Novgorod. Whichever city you choose to stay in, Skyscanner's hotel search feature can help you find a great room.
Russia is also rich in natural attractions, including some of the world's longest rivers, most expansive forests, and largest lakes. Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world and offers beaches, cruises, river rafting, and more. In the Russian Far East you will find Kamchatka, an isolated region that can be only be reached by air but which is a stunning setting featuring volcanoes, geysers, and bears. The Northern Caucasus, in Russia's southern regions, has some of Europe's highest mountains and best skiing. While resort areas like Sochi are safe, be careful because some border regions in the Northern Caucasus are disputed and may be dangerous.
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