13 days in St. Petersburg, Sochi & Moscow Itinerary

13 days in St. Petersburg, Sochi & Moscow Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Sochi
— 3 nights
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Moscow
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St. Petersburg

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, get a taste of the local shopping with Nevsky Prospekt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kazan Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip app.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sochi.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Sochi

— 3 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Visiting Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Dagomysskiye Koryta will get you outdoors. Fort Art Gallery and Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Black Sea Diving College Day Classes, boost your wellbeing at Banya Magi, and make a trip to Svyato-Troitsky Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sochi road trip app.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Sochi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg in October, expect nights in Sochi to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are much hotter, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Sochi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Moscow

— 3 nights

Third Rome

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.
Shop till you drop at Kuznetsky Most Street and Zurab Tseretelli's Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin and Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Red Square, browse the range of quality goods at GUM, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow driving holiday planner.

Fly from Sochi to Moscow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sochi in October: highs in Moscow hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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