12 days in Russia Itinerary

12 days in Russia Itinerary

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

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Peterhof

Peterhof ©

Russian Versailles

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): don't miss a visit to Sobor Petra I Pavla, walk around Aleksandria Historical Park, then browse the exhibits of The Marly Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

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San Diego, USA to Peterhof is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from San Diego to Peterhof due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get cooler in Peterhof: highs are around 3°C and lows about 0°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Peterhof

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens ©
Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens
The Marly Palace ©
The Marly Palace
Sobor Petra I Pavla ©
Sobor Petra I Pavla

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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

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 Kronshtadt City Beach. Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Neva Embankments for their historical value. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Yusupov Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg day trip tool.

You can drive from Peterhof to St. Petersburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for Pushkin on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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

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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, then admire the striking features of Catherine Palace and Park, then steep 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 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°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

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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
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Moscow

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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 Lenin's Mausoleum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like State Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Kremlin. 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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, 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 take a train from Pushkin to Moscow in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Novosibirsk.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk ©

Siberian Chicago

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, then get 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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Novosibirsk Zoo ©
Novosibirsk Zoo
Cinema Pobeda ©
Cinema Pobeda
Chapel of St. Nicholas ©
Chapel of St. Nicholas

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