8 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

8 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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8 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moika Embankment, Kazan Cathedral, Obelisk To Hero-City Of Leningrad, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Moscow Railway Station, contemplate the long history of Gostiny Dvor, then make a trip to Ostrovsky Square, then wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and finally appreciate the history behind Alexander Column. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Dostoevsky Museum, examine the collection at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, walk around Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), steep yourself in history at Palace Square, then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip maker .

Moscow to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
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.
You've added Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Chistye Prudy, Park Zaryadye, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Komsomolskaya Square, and shop like a local with GUM.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moscow itinerary planning app .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Moscow are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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