11 days in Almaty, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

11 days in Almaty, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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night
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Almaty journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Almaty is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Almaty. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect Almaty to be colder, temps between 8°C and -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Moscow.

Things to do in Almaty

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Almaty to Moscow takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Almaty to Moscow. Traveling from Almaty in November, expect nights in Moscow to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Grand Peterhof Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg online journey planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for 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
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Kolomna (Kolomna Kremlin & Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum). Enjoy Moscow some more: explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, admire the striking features of Maly Theatre, Bolshaya Ordynka, and don't miss a visit to All-Russian Exhibition Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kolomna, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex ©
FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts ©
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Walking tours

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