5 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

5 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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1
Moscow
— 2 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights

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, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, contemplate the long history of Red Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at State Central Theatre Museum of Bahrushin. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Moscow, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Palace Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on 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.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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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