8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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8 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
End: Moscow

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.
Get some historical perspective at Alexander Nevsky Lavra and Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Shadow Museum and Savior on the Spilled Blood. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Choral Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airport is Pulkovo Airport. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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 Cathedral Square and Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines. Your inner history buff will appreciate Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) and Kazan Cathedral. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, and get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Moscow trip planner .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin

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