19 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Kazan Itinerary

19 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Kazan Itinerary

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Moscow — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stroll around Patriarch's Pond, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Moscow is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in October: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to St. Petersburg.
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St. Petersburg — 6 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip planning tool.

Fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kazan.
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Kazan — 5 nights

The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena & Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kul Sharif Mosque, take a stroll around Smena Center of Contemporary Culture, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Martyr Barbara.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kazan day trip planning tool.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Kazan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, Kazan is slightly colder than St. Petersburg - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.
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Moscow — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Maly Theatre, Bolshaya Ordynka, then stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), and then contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Moscow tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kazan to Moscow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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