14 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Tallinn Itinerary

14 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Tallinn Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Red Square and Moscow Kremlin will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Basil's Cathedral and Lenin's Mausoleum. Step out of Moscow to go to Sergiyev Posad and see The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

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 in Moscow, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

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

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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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Grand Peterhof Palace and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palace Square, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Peter and Paul Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip website.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Toompea Hill and Tallinn Town Wall. Step out of the city life by going to Lahemaa rahvuspark and Paljassaare Special Conservation Area. The adventure continues: visit Tallinn Old Town, explore the engaging exhibits at Marzipana Gallery, stroll around Kadriorg Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn travel itinerary 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 changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

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