9 days in Russia Itinerary

9 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
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Moscow
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg

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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens and Yusupov Palace. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Nevsky Prospekt, don't miss a visit to Palace Square, and stroll around Kolonistskiy Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Moscow

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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin, then brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Moscow Zoo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Moscow, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.