9 days in St. Petersburg, Sochi & Moscow Itinerary

9 days in St. Petersburg, Sochi & Moscow Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Adler
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Moscow
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St. Petersburg

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Neva Embankments and Palace Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square, take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, and enjoy some music at Yusupov Palace.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour itinerary maker website.

Adelaide, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in November; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adler.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

Adler

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Tue), get in on the excitement at Iceberg Skating Palace, then have fun at Fisht Olympic Stadium, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adler Dolphinarium.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Adler tour planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Adler in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg in November, you will find days in Adler are much warmer (19°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Adler

Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Moscow

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Red Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow online travel planner.

Getting from Adler to Moscow by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Adler, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Moscow, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -5°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Sochi travel guide

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Ski Areas · Parks · Theme Parks
Russia's Summer Capital
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Located on the Black Sea coastline, the city entices nearly four million visitors annually with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, lively nightlife, and proximity to a network of ski slopes and hiking trails. Long the favorite haunt of Russia's political elite, Sochi advertises itself as the hub of the "Russian Riviera," offering warm summers and mild winters. Venture farther away from the coastline to discover the city's sprawling parks, tranquil places that offer shady canopies of old magnolia and cypress trees.