8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Madrid

4
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.
Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The State Hermitage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, snap pictures at Ruinny Bridge, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to St. Petersburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. When traveling from Madrid in November, plan for cooler days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 3°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

3
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.
Red Square and Church of The Holy Virgin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Saint Basil's Cathedral and Moscow Kremlin for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow road trip planning site.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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