5 days in Russia Itinerary

5 days in Russia Itinerary

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5 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Moscow
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moscow holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Moscow hover around -1°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palace Square and then explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Vitebskiy Railway Station, examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and finally examine the collection at Russian Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip maker website .

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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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