15 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

15 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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1
Moscow
— 5 nights
2
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
3
Peterhof
— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Change things up with a short trip to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers, see the interesting displays at Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater, and browse the exhibits of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Moscow road trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, expect Moscow to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

5
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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Menshikov's Great Palace, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Peterhof.

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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

3
nights
Peterhof

Peterhof ©
Established by Peter the Great, the modestly sized city of Peterhof offers a lot when it comes to major tourist attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Pavlovsk State Museum, get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace, and then walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Sovereign's Fun, thenexamine the collection at Special Storeroom Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Bath Block, and finally contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Peterhof trip builder tool.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Peterhof by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Peterhof are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Peterhof

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Pavlovsk State Museum
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Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace

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