10 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

10 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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10 days in St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + train:  20​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

3
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.
Head to Nevsky Prospekt and Tretyakov's Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The Pushkin Apartment Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Shadow Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Neva Embankments.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. In December, St. Petersburg is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Russian Museum ©
Russian 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.
Let the collections at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve and Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armoury Chamber and Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad), Temple of the Divine Savior (in Deulino) and Kolomna (Kalachnaya, Kolomna Kremlin, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Krutitskoe Podvorye, see the interesting displays at Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond), and admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow day trip website .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December in Moscow, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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Side Trips

Kolomna, Temple of the Divine Savior, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Kolomna Kremlin ©
Kolomna Kremlin

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