15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow
— 3 nights
2
Kazan
— 2 nights
3
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights

3
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.
Let the collections at Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy, approximately Dubrovitsy away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moscow day trip planner.

Denver, USA to Moscow is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Moscow, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

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Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

2
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, and finally explore the world behind art at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Natural History of Tatarstan Museum, see the interesting displays at Konstantin Vasiliev Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda".

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kazan road trip planning app.

You can fly from Moscow to Kazan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Kazan is a bit cooler than Moscow - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio ©
Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio
Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kazan in December, with highs in St. Petersburg at °F and lows at °F. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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