11 days in Almaty, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

11 days in Almaty, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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11 days in Almaty, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  11​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
train:  11​h 30​min
4
Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Almaty trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Almaty is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in November; daily highs in Almaty reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moscow.

Things to do in Almaty

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Armoury Chamber, and see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moscow day trip website .

You can fly from Almaty to Moscow in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Almaty in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -3°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

2
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Kazan Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online journey builder .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Kolomna (Kolomna Kremlin & Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). See even more of Moscow: admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the wide array of goods at GUM, and admire the landmark architecture of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kolomna, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts ©
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) ©
Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory)

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