11 days in Russia Itinerary

11 days in Russia Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
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Moscow
— 5 nights
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St. Petersburg

— 5 nights

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Faberge Museum, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour planner.

Trabzon, Turkey to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Trabzon in October; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Moscow

— 5 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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Historic Sites
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.