15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  7 h
1
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Kaliningrad
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
End: London

8
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, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and stop by Magazin Kuptsov Yeliseyevykh.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

London, UK to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moscow sightseeing 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 February, daytime highs in Moscow are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

1
night
Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
On the 3rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kurshskaya Kosa.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kaliningrad route site.

You can fly from Moscow to Kaliningrad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in March: high temperatures in Kaliningrad hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

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Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa

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