9 days in Russia Itinerary

9 days in Russia Itinerary

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9 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Train:  4​h
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Visit Nevsky Prospekt and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Russian Museum and State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), head off the coast to Yelagin Island, and take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 12-hour flight. In June, St. Petersburg is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

3
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 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), then admire the masterpieces at The Armoury, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moscow Zoo, then stroll the grounds of Novodevichy Convent, and finally admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moscow itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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