13 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Tallinn Itinerary

13 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Tallinn Itinerary

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1
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muzeon Art Park and Cathedral Square. Let the collections at Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Istra to see New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, take an in-depth tour of L. Tolstoi's Khamovniki Memorial Estate, and see the interesting displays at Kuskovo Estate.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, New Jerusalem Monastery of Resurrection
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Muzeon Art Park ©
Muzeon Art Park
Red Square ©
Red Square

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peterhof State Museum Preserve and The Menshikov Palace. You'll explore and learn at Grand Peterhof Palace and The Bath Block. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, have fun and explore at The Shadow Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Pushkin Apartment Museum, and see the interesting displays at Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll explore and learn at Kadriorg Palace and Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tallinn Old Town and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Change things up with a short trip to Rakvere Castle in Rakvere (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Great Guild Hall, step into the grandiose world of Pikk Hermann, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa.

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

Do a combination of train and flight from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rakvere Castle
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Great Guild Hall ©
Great Guild Hall
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace

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