15 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

15 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin and Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo in Arkhangelskoye (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, and examine the collection at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Moscow trip maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Moscow reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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

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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.
The State Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and admire the striking features of Peter and Paul Fortress.

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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Peterhof.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Pavlovsk State Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, see the interesting displays at Sovereign's Fun, then see the interesting displays at Special Storeroom Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Peterhof trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Peterhof in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Peterhof can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°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

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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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