8 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

8 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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Start: Moscow
Train:  4 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
End: Moscow

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.
You've added Moika Embankment, Kazan Cathedral, Obelisk To Hero-City Of Leningrad, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Moscow Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Gostiny Dvor, make a trip to Ostrovsky Square, thenwander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and finally pause for some photo ops at Alexander Column. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dostoevsky Museum, examine the collection at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, stroll around Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), thencontemplate the long history of Palace Square, thenadmire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site.

Moscow to St. Petersburg is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Chistye Prudy, Park Zaryadye, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, browse the range of quality goods at GUM, walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Komsomolskaya Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moscow tour itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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