9 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

9 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Moscow
— 4 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Sergiyev Posad to see The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moscow road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Sheremetyevo International Airport, Domodedovo International Airport, Vnukovo International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport. In August in Moscow, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites

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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral, explore the galleries of Kazan Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at The General Staff Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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