17 days in St. Petersburg & Central Russia Itinerary

17 days in St. Petersburg & Central Russia Itinerary

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17 days in St. Petersburg & Central Russia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
flight TK 39:  19​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Moscow
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Minsk

5
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.
You've now added White Nights Travel to your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and stroll around Catherine Palace and Park.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to St. Petersburg is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, things will get colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to 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
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Palace Square
Palace Square

10
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 list of things to see and do now includes Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow City Lights, TIMELESS Lounge & Bar, and other attractions. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Moscow trip maker site .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Moscow

Nightlife Tours Museums

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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