11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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11 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Beirut

6
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tretyakov's Gallery and Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden. Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Peterhof Grand Palace, have fun and explore at The Shadow Museum, get curious at Geological Museum F.N. Chernyshev, and examine the collection at Museum Lego Polekon.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to St. Petersburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to St. Petersburg. In December, St. Petersburg is much colder than Beirut - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

4
nights
Moscow

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Basil's Cathedral and State Tretyakov Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Space Museum named after Y. A. Gagarin (in Zvezdny Gorodok). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Human Living Systems, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and explore the engaging exhibits at Wonderhouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Moscow tour itinerary builder website .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, Space Museum named after Y. A. Gagarin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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