46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

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46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
End: Krakow, Poland


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15
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.
Change things up with a short trip to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg tour planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Pulkovo Airport. In April, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

15
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Kolomna (Tram Museum, Kolomna Kremlin, & more) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Vysotskiy Monastyr', Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Etnomir Tourist Complex
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

10
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, explore the world behind art at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and make a trip to Palace of Culture and Science.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Warsaw itinerary site .

You can fly from Moscow to Warsaw in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Warsaw, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walking tours

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Krakow, Poland

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy some diversion at Cracow Shooting Academy.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Krakow vacation maker website .

Traveling by train from Warsaw to Krakow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

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