5 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

5 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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5 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

2
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.
On the 6th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at State Central Theatre Museum of Bahrushin. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow journey planning website .

London, UK to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Moscow is 3 hours. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, stroll through Peterhof State Museum Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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