10 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Oblast Itinerary

10 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Oblast Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Dmitrov
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Podolsk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Dubai

5
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to St. Petersburg is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, St. Petersburg is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Dmitrov.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Palace Square
Palace Square

2
nights
Dmitrov

Dmitrov ©
Dmitrov is a town and the administrative center of Dmitrovsky District in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 65km to the north of Moscow on the Yakhroma River and the Moscow Canal. On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Praise Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, then appreciate the history behind Rotunda to Afgan Soldiers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vysotskogo Alley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dmitrov online road trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Dmitrov by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Podolsk.

Things to do in Dmitrov

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Dubna
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) ©
Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent)

2
nights
Podolsk

Podolsk ©
Podolsk is an industrial city, center of Podolsk Urban Okrug, Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Pakhra River (a tributary of the Moskva River). Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get your game on at CSBall, then get your game on at FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Podolsk online attractions planner.

Drive from Dmitrov to Podolsk in 2 hours. In January in Podolsk, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -12°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Podolsk

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

CSBall, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of Tikhvin Icon of Our Lady, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin

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