46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

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46 days in Russia & Poland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 15 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Warsaw, Poland
— 10 nights
Fly:  1​h
4
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
End: Krakow, Poland


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15
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
When in St. Petersburg, make a side trip to see WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, don't miss a visit to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Pulkovo Airport. In April in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

15
nights
Moscow, Russia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Monument to Street Cleaner (in Balashikha). Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Etnomir Tourist Complex. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moscow trip maker site .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Warsaw.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kolomna, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Etnomir Tourist Complex, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, take in nature's colorful creations at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and enjoy breathtaking views from Palace of Culture and Science.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Warsaw journey planner .

Fly from Moscow to Warsaw in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Warsaw can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip planner .

You can take a train from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Krakow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
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