10 days in Russia Itinerary

10 days in Russia Itinerary

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10 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h
1
St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Alexandrinsky Theater as well as Park And Gardens of Peterhof. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Peterhof Grand Palace.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg route builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect nights in St. Petersburg to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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.
You've added Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow-City, Victory Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, and walk around Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Moscow trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Moscow are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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