3 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

3 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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1
St. Petersburg
— 1 night
2
Moscow
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palace Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiport is Pulkovo Airport. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then examine the collection at State Central Theatre Museum of Bahrushin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moscow online travel planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums
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State Central Theatre Museum of Bahrushin ©
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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