8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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8 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + train:  18​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Visit Savior on the Spilled Blood and The Bridge With Dam Outlet On River Strelka for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Tretyakov's Gallery, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, explore the activities along Neva Embankments, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online vacation maker .

Manila, Philippines to St. Petersburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in January: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -5°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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 ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Red Square, and finally browse the range of quality goods at GUM. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Stadium Zorkiy.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Stadium Zorkiy
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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