49 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

49 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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49 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Moscow
1
Moscow
— 30 nights
Train:  4​h
2
St. Petersburg
— 18 nights
End: St. Petersburg

30
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, & more), Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod) and Kolomna (Museum Pastila Factory, Tram Museum, & more). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Red Square, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow route builder website .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Moscow are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Sergiyev Posad, Vorobi, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Vysotskiy Monastyr'
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

18
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.
Change things up with a short trip to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peterhof Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Russian Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg tour builder tool .

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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