16 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

16 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
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Moscow
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg

— 7 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.
You've added Catherine Palace and Park, Outlet Village Pulkovo, Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg vacation planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to St. Petersburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to St. Petersburg. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in August, with highs in St. Petersburg at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Moscow

— 6 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.
You've added Trinity Cathedral, Cathedral of the Assumption, Izmailovo Estate, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saint Basil's Cathedral and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation builder site.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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