16 days in Paris, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

16 days in Paris, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In June, Paris is colder than Doha - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Yelagin Island and Sergiyevskiy Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg, get outside with Eco Path, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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.
You'll explore and learn at Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, browse the exhibits of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow planning website.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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

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