15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Luxor
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
St. Petersburg
— 9 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Luxor

9
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: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, admire the striking features of Smolny Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, 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 do a combination of flight and train; or 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 travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moscow tour planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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