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

— 5 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.
Visiting Kolonistskiy Park and Neva Embankments will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to St. Petersburg is minus 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Moscow

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

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Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.