7 days in Russia Itinerary

7 days in Russia Itinerary

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7 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Moscow
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Riyadh

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 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and then admire the striking features of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow route builder website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Moscow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In May, Moscow is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
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.
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, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and head off the coast to Yelagin Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel route planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 28:
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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 ©

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