8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia vacation planner

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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 2 nights

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St. Petersburg

— 4 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and get engrossed in the history at Kazan Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to St. Petersburg. In February, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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Moscow

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Moscow are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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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.