15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Tehran
subway + Fly:  11​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kaliningrad
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  8​h 15​min
End: Tehran

7
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, admire the natural beauty at Park And Gardens of Peterhof, and head off the coast to Yelagin Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner .

Tehran, Iran to St. Petersburg is an approximately 11-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tehran in July, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

3
nights
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kaliningrad: Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk (in Zelenogradsk) and Beach Promenade (in Yantarnyy). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's much more to do: examine the collection at B-413 Submarine Museum, step aboard Research vessel "Vityaz", and steep yourself in history at Fort XI Donhoff.

Before you visit Kaliningrad, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. In July in Kaliningrad, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Nature Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beach Promenade, Monument to Cats in Zelenogradsk
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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Beach Promenade ©
Beach Promenade

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Red Square, examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kaliningrad to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kaliningrad to Moscow. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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