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.
You'll explore and learn at Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Step out of Moscow to go to Arkhangelskoye and see Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the wide array of goods at GUM, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Moscow is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The State Hermitage Museum and Palace Square. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Russian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Yusupov Palace, explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Pavlovsk State Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sobor Petra I Pavla, then examine the collection at Sovereign's Fun, then see the interesting displays at Special Storeroom Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Marly Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Peterhof road trip planner.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Peterhof in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Peterhof

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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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