12 days in Russia Itinerary

12 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gaziantep, Turkey
Fly:  15 h
1
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Gaziantep, Turkey

6
nights
St. Petersburg

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

Make your St. Petersburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Gaziantep, Turkey to St. Petersburg is an approximately 15- hour flight. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Gaziantep in August: highs in St. Petersburg hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel 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
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

4
nights
Moscow

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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, walk around Patriarch's Pond, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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