12 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

12 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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12 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  13 h
1
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Amritsar

6
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Smolny Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Amritsar, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amritsar to St. Petersburg. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in February; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, and stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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