3 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

3 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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3 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Peterhof Grand Palace, and finally ponder the design of Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip planning website .

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

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at 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 St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad).

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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