13 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

13 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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13 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Moscow
1
Moscow
— 7 nights
Train:  4​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
End: Moscow

7
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes New Arbat (Novy Arbat), Izmailovsky Market, Novodevichy Convent, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum & Kolomna Kremlin). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow journey planner.

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major airports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. December in Moscow sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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Side Trips

Kolomna, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pavlovsk State Museum, Yelagin Island, Dubki Park of Culture and Leisure, and other attractions. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take in the views from Anichkov Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Vitebskiy Railway Station.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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 ©

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