11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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— 2 nights
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
— 2 nights



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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, and then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Red Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow vacation maker app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Moscow is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Moscow is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get colder in Moscow: highs are around -1°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Catherine Palace and Park, admire the striking features of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature


Sports Capital of Russia

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
You've added Labyrinth of Fear, Ekiyat Tatar Puppet Theater, Riviera Aquapark, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see a show at Ekiyat Tatar Puppet Theater, then get your game on at Labyrinth of Fear, then see where the action happens at Kazan Arena Stadium, and finally cool off at Riviera Aquapark. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Suyumbike Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kul Sharif Mosque, contemplate the long history of Kazan Kremlin, then admire the striking features of Agricultural Palace, and finally take a stroll through Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat).

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Getting from St. Petersburg to Kazan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, things will get slightly colder in Kazan: highs are around -5°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kazan

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Russia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.