60 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

60 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Moscow
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— 26 nights
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Moscow

— 33 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.
Step out of Moscow to go to Krasnogorsk and see Ski Stadium Zorkiy, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, stop by Perlov Tea House, get engrossed in the history at State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Moscow is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Moscow at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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St. Petersburg

— 26 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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg route planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping