8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Moscow
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St. Petersburg

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to St. Petersburg. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect St. Petersburg to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Moscow.

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Moscow

— 4 nights

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow itinerary website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Moscow sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Russia travel guide

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Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.