12 days in Russia Itinerary

12 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Peterhof
— 1 night
2
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
3
Pushkin
— 1 night
4
Moscow
— 2 nights
5
Novosibirsk
— 1 night

1
night
Peterhof

Peterhof ©
Established by Peter the Great, the modestly sized city of Peterhof offers a lot when it comes to major tourist attractions.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla, walk around Aleksandria Historical Park, examine the collection at The Bath Block, explore the galleries of The Marly Palace, thenget engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, and finally walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Peterhof online road trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Peterhof is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in November: high temperatures in Peterhof hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Peterhof

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace

3
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.
Get outdoors at Yelagin Island and Neva Embankments. Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Yusupov Palace, don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kronshtadt City Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St. Petersburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Peterhof to St. Petersburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Pushkin on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

1
night
Pushkin

Pushkin ©
Once the official summer residence of Russian royalty, Pushkin attracts history and architecture buffs with its ensemble of imperial palaces and ornate gardens.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Memorial Lyceum Museum, explore the historical opulence of Alexander Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park, thensteep yourself in history at Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pavlovsk State Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pushkin travel route builder app.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Pushkin in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Pushkin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pavlovsk State Museum
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Memorial Lyceum Museum ©
Memorial Lyceum Museum
Catherine Palace and Park ©
Catherine Palace and Park
Pavlovsk State Museum ©
Pavlovsk State Museum

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Tretyakov Gallery and Armoury Chamber. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, and wander the streets of Old Arbat (Stary Arbat).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip builder tool.

You can fly from Pushkin to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

1
night
Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©
Situated in Siberia's southwestern portion, Novosibirsk developed into a major urban center in the last decade of the 19th century, when it became a convenient pit stop for railway travelers making the epic trans-Siberian journey.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Tulskiy Ski Lodge, have fun at Cinema Pobeda, thenget to know the fascinating history of The Lenina Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Novosibirsk Museum of the Railway Technology. On your second day here, meet the residents at Novosibirsk Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of St. Nicholas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Alexandre Nevsky Cathedral (Sobor Alexandra Nevskogo).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Novosibirsk itinerary planner.

You can fly from Moscow to Novosibirsk in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Novosibirsk Standard Time (NOVT) is 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Novosibirsk

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Cinema Pobeda ©
Cinema Pobeda
Chapel of St. Nicholas ©
Chapel of St. Nicholas

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