12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

12 days in Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Moscow
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St. Petersburg
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Yekaterinburg
— 2 nights
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Nizhnevartovsk
— 2 nights
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Moscow
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Moscow

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Moscow is 1 hour. In October, Moscow is colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

St. Petersburg

— 3 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.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park, then get engrossed in the history at Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

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You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yekaterinburg.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Yekaterinburg

— 2 nights
Located at the meeting point of two continents, Yekaterinburg serves as the cultural capital of the Urals region.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Vaynera Street, Yekaterinburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ganina Yama Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at President Center of Boris Eltsin, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Weir on river Iset.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Yekaterinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Yekaterinburg. In October, Yekaterinburg is slightly colder than St. Petersburg - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nizhnevartovsk.

Things to do in Yekaterinburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Nizhnevartovsk

— 2 nights
Nizhnevartovsk is a city in Russia, Khanty-Mansia, that serves as administrative center of Nizhnevartovsk district. On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to Dobryj Angel Mira, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Nativity, then stroll around Victory Park, then make a trip to Alley in the Honor of Aviation Equipment, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument to the Conquerors of Samotlor.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yekaterinburg to Nizhnevartovsk. Traveling from Yekaterinburg to Nizhnevartovsk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yekaterinburg in October, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Nizhnevartovsk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhnevartovsk

Parks · Historic Sites

Moscow

— 1 night

Third Rome

On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), then brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and finally browse the range of quality goods at GUM. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU), stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Fly from Nizhnevartovsk to Moscow in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Novosibirsk Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nizhnevartovsk in October, with highs in Moscow at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games