15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Russia journey planner

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St. Petersburg
— 9 nights
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Moscow
— 4 nights
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St. Petersburg

— 9 nights

Venice of the North

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: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and browse the exhibits of Kazan Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder site.

Luxor, Egypt to St. Petersburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Luxor to St. Petersburg is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Luxor in January: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around -5°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Moscow

— 4 nights

Third Rome

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: FREEZONE (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, and examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Moscow tour planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.