30 days in Moscow, Kazan & St. Petersburg Itinerary

30 days in Moscow, Kazan & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Moscow
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Kazan
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St. Petersburg
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Moscow

— 9 nights

Third Rome

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.
Kids will enjoy Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad, approximately Sergiyev Posad away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Moscow Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Zhukovsky International Airport and Ostafyevo International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kazan

— 10 nights

Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Family-friendly places like Kazan Kremlin and Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda" will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kazan: Raifa (Belfry With The Church in Honor of Archangel Michael & Raifa Monastery). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, appreciate the history behind Monument Fountain Kazan, and admire the local landmark of Fountains Cascade.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kazan day trip planning website.

Fly from Moscow to Kazan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Kazan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 10 nights

Venice of the North

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.
Kids will enjoy The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress, walk around Catherine Palace and Park, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Kazan to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks