8 days in Russia Itinerary

8 days in Russia Itinerary

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8 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

5
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, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, stroll through Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg, admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dyuny Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Nevsky Prospekt ©
Nevsky Prospekt
Golden Beach ©
Golden Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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