I’m Going to Russia | Trans Siberian Railroad Adventure

Trans Siberian Railroad - Traveling to Russia
Traveling to Russia- The Trans Siberian Railroad Challenge (photo via landingsandtakeoffs.com)

Trans Siberian Railroad Adventure across Russia

This is a project we have been working on for over two years. The Trans Siberian Railroad has always been at the top of my bucket list. Simply put, I know very little about Russia, and I can’t wait to discover this incredible and mysterious country for myself.

I will be traveling with two other travel vloggers, Mike Corey from Fearless and Far and Ruben Alonso of Ruben y el Mundo.

We will be joined by our host, and Trans Siberian Railroad Challenge (#TransSibChallenge) organizer Yaroslav of Svoya Tropa.

The trip will be from August 16th until September 10th, and per usual, you can follow along on all our daily adventures Instagram and YouTube.

The Trans Siberian Railroad is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the far east of Russian – and we will be exploring it all – connecting Moscow to Vladivostok (9960 Km) since 1916.

There are also connecting branch lines that travel into North Korea, Mongolia, and China.

In total, we will be traveling across 7 trains, 8 cities, and 21 Regions, in 25 days!

Here are the major stops along our Trans Siberian Railroad Route…

Trans Siberian Railroad Route Stops:

  1. St. Petersburg – We will arrive in Saint Petersburg during the day and walk around by night. I am looking forward to seeing the Savior on the Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress.
  2. Moscow – From Saint Petersburg, we will take the night train to Moscow, the Capital of Russia. We will spend the day in Moscow, exploring the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
  3. Kazan – In Kazan we will be taste testing Tatar cuisine and traveling deeper into Russia, which most tourists don’t visit.
  4. Ekaterinburg – Hiking, climbing and camping out with the Tochka 4×4 Team will be on the agenda here in Ekaterinburg.
  5. Novosibirsk – A day and night eating as much as possible in Novosibirsk is my goal.
  6. Krasnoyarsk – We will be back on the trails to hike within the National Park and see “Stolby” (“The Columns”) here.
  7. Ulan-Ude – We have tons of activities planned around Buryatia including the celebration on September 1st.
  8. Vladivostok – This is where we technically will end our trip, but we plan on trekking for another four days in the far east mountains to wrap things up.

Here is a very rough map of our Trans Siberian Railroad plan.

If you have any questions or suggestions for me I would love to hear them! Like I said before, I have never been to Russia before and I have no idea what to expect! Make sure you follow along with our Trans Siberian Railroad adventure via #TransSibChallenge!

Here we go!!

My name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful travel. I have been traveling the world full-time for the past 9+ years and document it all on Instagram and YouTube. Come join me!

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