12 days in Russia Itinerary

12 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia trip planner

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Moscow
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
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Moscow

— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre and Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Multimedia Art Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Uspensky Cathedral, examine the collection at Muzeon Art Park, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary maker app.

Tehran, Iran to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Moscow. When traveling from Tehran in June, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

St. Petersburg

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Petrovskaya Aquatoria Museum-Model of St. Petersburg and Suburbs. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Nikolo-Bogoyavlenskiy Morskoy Sobor will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, make a trip to Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island, and have fun and explore at The Shadow Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg day trip tool.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
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.