11 days in Kazakhstan, Ukraine & Russia Itinerary

11 days in Kazakhstan, Ukraine & Russia Itinerary

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11 days in Kazakhstan, Ukraine & Russia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
2
Kiev, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
4
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Shymbulak Ski Resort.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Almaty visit planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Almaty is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Alma-Ata Time (ALMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In March, Almaty is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kiev.

Things to do in Almaty

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort

2
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Khreshchatyk, then make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and finally get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), then make a trip to Maidan Nezalezhnosti, and finally get a new perspective on nature at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kiev online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Almaty to Kiev takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Almaty to Kiev due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Almaty in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kiev, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kiev

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Peterhof Palace, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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Getting from Kiev to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kiev to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Kiev in March, things will get a bit cooler in St. Petersburg: highs are around 2°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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 ©

3
nights
Moscow, Russia

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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and then stroll around Patriarch's Pond.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow road trip site .

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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