13 days in St. Petersburg, Golden Ring & Moscow Itinerary

13 days in St. Petersburg, Golden Ring & Moscow Itinerary

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13 days in St. Petersburg, Golden Ring & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Yaroslavl
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Vladimir
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
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 Turkish Baths and Aleksandrovskiy park. Get some historical perspective at The Marly Palace and Gatchina Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Petersburg: Tosno Art Gallery (in Tosno), Priory Palace Museum (in Gatchina) and Koporskaya Fortress (in Koporye). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kameronova Gallery Museum, admire the striking features of House of Vorontsova-Dashkova Kiryanovo, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Lyceum Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum Russia in World War I.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, expect St. Petersburg to be colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yaroslavl.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Koporskaya Fortress, Priory Palace Museum, Tosno Art Gallery
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The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace
Gatchina Palace and Park ©
Gatchina Palace and Park
Aleksandrovskiy park ©
Aleksandrovskiy park

1
night
Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl ©
A World Heritage Site boasting hundreds of architectural monuments, Yaroslavl sits on the confluence of the Volga and Kotorosl Rivers and is renowned for its historical town center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Znamenskaya Tower With The Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John Chrysostom, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Transfiguration Cathedral, then examine the collection at My Lovely Teddy Bear Private Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saviour Church on the City.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yaroslavl vacation planning tool .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Yaroslavl takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Yaroslavl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vladimir.

Things to do in Yaroslavl

Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Michael the Archangel Church ©
Kazansky Monastery ©
Kazansky Monastery
Saviour Church on the City ©
Saviour Church on the City

2
nights
Vladimir

Vladimir ©
The most visited destination in the Golden Ring circuit, the city of Vladimir is known for its remarkably preserved white-stone monuments, which have World Heritage status.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum, get engrossed in the history at Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Vladimir Art gallery, then examine the collection at Gingerbread Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior Transfiguration Parish Church of St. Nicholas, and finally examine the collection at Chamber Official Place. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Transfiguration Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Church (Uspenskaya tserkov), see the interesting displays at Wax Museum, then admire the striking features of St Basil's Monastery (Vasilevsky monastyr), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Prophet Elijah, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Vladimir day trip planner .

Drive from Yaroslavl to Vladimir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladimir

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Suzdal, Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
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Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum ©
Dmitriyevskiy Cathedral Museum
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery ©
Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve ©
Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gzhel Museum and Temple of the Prelate Nikolai Mirlikiyskiy in Biryulyovo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like A. Chekhov's Letters Museum and Lomonosov Statue. Change things up with a short trip to Bronnitskoye blagochiniye Moskovskoy eparkhii in Bronnitsy (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Artilleriyskiy Dvorik, appreciate the history behind Monument to Maya Plisetskaya, make a trip to Trinity Temple, and get your game on at Quest Play.

Plan trip to Moscow with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Vladimir to Moscow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bronnitskoye blagochiniye Moskovskoy eparkhii, Gzhel Museum, A. Chekhov's Letters Museum
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Vegas ©
Vegas
Trinity Temple ©
Trinity Temple

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