Irkutsk - One week, two week itineraries



"Irkutsk is the city, from which most of people start their trips to lake Baikal."wearefromlatvia.com
"Irkutsk is at the far East of Russia (plan Russia itineraries), closer to Mongolia (plan Mongolia itineraries) and China than to Moscow (see itineraries)."wearefromlatvia.com
"Irkutsk is arguably Siberia's most beautiful city."happyfrogtravels.com
"Irkutsk is the perfect gateway to Lake Baikal, only an hour's drive or ferry ride away."thisbatteredsuitcase.com
"Irkutsk is the main town in the area around lake Baikal."thinkingnomads.com
"Irkutsk is a pleasant place to stay: there are few attractions, which also allows to take it easy and relax."thinkingnomads.com

Middle Russia

Irkutsks location

Irkutsk at a glance

Very Touristic



2-3 nights


Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Irkutsk


Irkutsk Airport (IKT)

About Irkutsk

(Russia) Irkutsk has over 620,100 people. Furthermore, Irkutsk is located in the west of Russia. It offers you the possibility to relax next toby a lake. Furthermore, it is great for a cultural trip. The nearest neighbour city is Krasnoyarsk.

Things to do

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia (plan Russia itineraries) among the foreigners. No wonder, over 1.5 million people yearly travel to Baikal. The one question most visitors ask is where to go on Lake Baikal and which are some of the best places to visit on the lake.

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Eat & drink

All hosts organize transport to and accommodation on the island of Olkhon if you have time to go there, which I would strongly recommend. ...

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These tiny, compact stores line every major street in Irkutsk. Everything that's for sale is on display behind a thick wall of glass. It's the only way for the attendant to keep warm in the bitter cold of the Siberian winter. See something you like? Knock on the window to point and pay.2.

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. and despite visiting St. Petersburg and Moscow (plan Moscow itineraries) as well, Irkutsk was actually my favorite Russian city! In this guide I’ll share everything you need to know to plan an amazingtrip to Irkutsk and nearby Lake Baikal (the main reason most Trans Siberian Express and ..

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Irkutsk occupies a relatively large area. Nevertheless, most attractions are in the historical center. We stayed in the 130 Kvartal at the fabulous Berezka . Our comfortable room was warm and had views. The Angara Hotel on the main square is a brilliant option. This completely refurbished communist gem is now one of ...

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La ciudad ocupa un área relativamente grande. No obstante, casi todas las atracciones están en el centro histórico. Nos alojamos en el excelente Berezka sobre la plaza principal es otra buena opción. Esta joya comunista completamente reformada es uno de los mejores hoteles de la Irkutsk.

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We stayed at the beautiful Kupechesky Dvor hotel, a unique reconstructed Siberian manor. We loved our stay here, it’s a beautiful buildingand the location is absolutely perfect! ...

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