16 days in Russia Itinerary

16 days in Russia Itinerary

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16 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15 h
1
Kazan
— 2 nights
2
Kazan
— Few hours
Fly:  6 h
3
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai

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.
You've added Museum of Illusions, Temple of All Religions, Kremlyovskaya Embankment, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Kazan Kremlin and The House of Entertaining Science and Technology. Get some cultural insight at Kul Sharif Mosque and Laboratorium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kazan trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kazan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Kazan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Kazan is much colder than Dubai - with highs of -5°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat) ©
Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat)

few
hours
Kazan

Kazan
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kazan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You will leave for St. Petersburg on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Isaakievskiy Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace Bridge, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Neva Embankments. Let the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg journey planner.

Getting from Kazan to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in December, things will get a bit warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Metro Moscow Tour - Day Tours, Bunker-42 Cold War Museum at Taganka, Observation Deck PANORAMA360, and other attractions you added. Popular historic sites such as Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Moscow Kremlin and Eksperimentanium capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, get to know the resident critters at Moscow Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuznetsky Most Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Moscow driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ski Stadium Zorkiy, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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