30 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

30 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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30 days in Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Moscow
— 15 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg
— 14 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
End: Yerevan

15
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 hidden gems such as Bird Park Vorobyi and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries and State Tretyakov Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Kolomna (Kolomenskiy Patefon Museum, Tram Museum, &more), Sergiyev Posad (Refectory Church of St Sergius, Cathedral of the Assumption, &more) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye, and get curious at Orlov Paleontological Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moscow itinerary planning app.

Yerevan, Armenia to Moscow is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yerevan to Moscow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yerevan in February: highs in Moscow hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Kolomna, Talezh, Church of The Holy Virgin, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo
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Bird Park Vorobyi ©
Bird Park Vorobyi
Red Square ©
Red Square

14
nights
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.
Visiting Snezhny Resort and Yelagin Island will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Russian Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Petersburg: Okhta Park Ski Complex (in Syargi) and WindTunnel FlyStation (in Kuzmolovsky). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at The Bath Block, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg day trip planner.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Okhta Park Ski Complex, WindTunnel FlyStation, Snezhny Resort
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Turkish Baths
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Grand Peterhof Palace ©
Grand Peterhof Palace

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