13 days in Russia Itinerary

13 days in Russia Itinerary

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13 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Moscow
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Lucknow

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml). Visit St. Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Kournikova Gallery (in Borki) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, browse the range of quality goods at GUM, look for gifts at Yeliseyevskiy, and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow online trip planner .

Lucknow, India to Moscow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lucknow to Moscow. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Lucknow in December: high temperatures in Moscow hover around -1°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kournikova Gallery, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

8
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.
Head to Nevsky Prospekt and Photogallery Rachmaninov Gardenfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg and Golden Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Tretyakov's Gallery, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and kick back and relax at Kronshtadt City Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg journey planning app .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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