17 days in Pescara, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

17 days in Pescara, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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17 days in Pescara, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  27 h
1
Pescara, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

5
nights
Pescara, Italy

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santuario Della Santa Casa and Rocca Calascio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa. Venture out of the city with trips to Comune di Pacentro (in Pacentro), Museo Cinema a Pennello (in Montecosaro) and Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Piccolomini di Celano, make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, examine the collection at Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cistercense Santa Maria di Chiaravalle di Fiastra.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pescara trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Pescara is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Pescara is minus 9 hours. In December, Pescara is colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museo Cinema a Pennello, Santuario Della Santa Casa, Abbazia Cistercense Santa Maria di Chiaravalle di Fiastra, Castello Aragonese, Castello Piccolomini di Celano
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Museo Cinema a Pennello ©
Museo Cinema a Pennello
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Pavlovsk State Museum and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Erarta Museum and The Bath Block. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor, don't miss a visit to Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, and admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pescara to St. Petersburg. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pescara to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Pescara in January, with highs in St. Petersburg at -5°C and lows at -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Kolomna Kremlin. Step off the beaten path and head to Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve and Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Kolomna (Kalachnaya & Museum of Russian Marshmallow) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, examine the collection at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moscow road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kolomna, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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