8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moscow
— 2 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, and then admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Moscow at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Peterhof Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Dyuny Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg journey planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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