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), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at State Central Theatre Museum of Bahrushin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow route planner .

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 moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time is 3 hours. In July in Moscow, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, then steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

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You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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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