Irkutsk Holidays

Russia
Dreaming of a trip to Russia? Irkutsk has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Lake Baikal, or how about spending an afternoon at Olkhon Island? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you …

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How to get to Irkutsk

Here's what you need to know about getting to Irkutsk. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Irkutsk takes 11 hours, 15 minutes.

When to go to Irkutsk

Typical Holiday Price

£569 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Irkutsk varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

February

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - February is the cheapest month to go to Irkutsk.

Things to see and do in Irkutsk

Sergey Gabdurakhmanov | FlickrLake Baikal
Lake Baikal
Kelly Paras | Trip by SkyscannerOlkhon Island
Olkhon Island
Deborah | Trip by SkyscannerHike around Lake Baikal
Hike around Lake Baikal
Clay Gilliland | FlickrEternal Flame
Eternal Flame
serg_ulixes | FlickrPribaikalskiy National Park
Pribaikalskiy National Park
Aleksandr Zykov | Flickr130 Kvartal
130 Kvartal
Honza Soukup | FlickrKirov Square
Kirov Square
Kelly Paras | Trip by SkyscannerNizhnyaya Naberezhnaya Angary
Nizhnyaya Naberezhnaya Angary
Kelly Paras | Trip by SkyscannerCathedral of The Epiphany
Cathedral of The Epiphany
SqueakyMarmot | FlickrZnamensky Monastery
Znamensky Monastery

Reviews of Irkutsk

Deborah
DeborahKuala Lumpur
15/09/2015

A wonderful place to stopover especially when you're enroute to Lake Baikal - Irkutsk is a nice town to explore, not too busy but also has all the shops and supermarkets you need to stock up on supplies if you're on an extended travel. There are several roads in the town itself that has heritage wooden Siberian houses still inhabited by locals - the houses are well worn out by weather and time, but it makes for lovely photos.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston
29/11/2012

Interesting to explore downtown for a day. Stay much longer for exploring nearby Lake Baikal!!

Catherine Latypova
Catherine LatypovaMoscow
22/07/2012

It was rainy. But still there were tourists. These gates were reconstructed in 2011 for Irkutsk's 350 anniversary.

Mo Da
Mo Da
12/12/2019

Nice city and wealth wise to see the nearby Lake Baikal

Nearby destinations

Ulan-Ude