13 days in Kazakhstan & Russia Itinerary

13 days in Kazakhstan & Russia Itinerary

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13 days in Kazakhstan & Russia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi, India


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4
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan ©
First Akmola, then Tselinograd, and now Astana: the city's latest name means "capital," something Astana became in 1998.
Get in touch with nature at Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park and Arai. Hazret Sultan Mosque and Nur-Astana Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Gashyktar. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Khan Shatyr, get to know the resident critters at Duman Entertainment Centre, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers of World War II, and don't miss a visit to The Baiterek Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Astana online travel route planner .

New Delhi, India to Astana is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for slightly colder days in Astana, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

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Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park ©
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Park
Nur-Astana Mosque ©
Nur-Astana Mosque
Khan Shatyr ©
Khan Shatyr

3
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Moscow, Russia

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.
Get some historical perspective at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) and Lenin's Mausoleum. Get in touch with nature at Meshherskoye and Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moscow travel route planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Astana to Moscow. The time zone difference moving from Alma-Ata Time (ALMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Natural Sanctuary Komarovskiy Bereg and Neva Embankments. Visit Nevsky Prospekt and Savior on the Spilled Blood for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Komarovo Cemetery, delve into the lush surroundings at Eco Path, and pause for some photo ops at Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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