28 days in Russia, Nur-Sultan & Baku Itinerary

28 days in Russia, Nur-Sultan & Baku Itinerary

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28 days in Russia, Nur-Sultan & Baku Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 8 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Munich, Germany

8
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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), and admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online holiday builder .

Munich, Germany to St. Petersburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow route planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Astana.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

6
nights
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Arai. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Baiterek Tower, get in on the excitement at Sport Complex Kazakhstan, browse the exhibits of Kulanshi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazret Sultan Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Astana vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moscow to Astana. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Alma-Ata Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Moscow in June, you will find days in Astana are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Nur-Sultan

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Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Bayterek Tower ©
Bayterek Tower
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque

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nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Change things up with a short trip to Mud Volcanoes in Qobustan (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Baku Old City, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Astana to Baku takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Alma-Ata Time to Azerbaijan Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Baku is somewhat warmer than Astana - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

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