16 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

16 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Moscow
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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 Outlet Village Pulkovo, Catherine Palace and Park, 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 combination of flight and train. You can also fly. 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. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Moscow

— 7 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 Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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