13 days in Russia Itinerary

13 days in Russia Itinerary

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13 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  7​h
1
Moscow
— 4 nights
2
Volgograd
— 3 nights
3
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in September: highs in Moscow hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Volgograd.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

3
nights
Volgograd

Volgograd ©
The setting of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the vast city of Volgograd sits on the banks of the Volga River in the southern section of the country.
Volgograd is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, don't miss a visit to Heroes Square, stroll the grounds of Rossoshka Memorial Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Volgograd trip app .

Fly from Moscow to Volgograd in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Moscow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Volgograd, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Volgograd

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture ©
Mamayev Kurgan ©
Mamayev Kurgan
Rossoshka Memorial Cemetery ©
Rossoshka Memorial Cemetery

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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, take in nature's colorful creations at Catherine Palace and Park, and browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg journey planning site .

Getting from Volgograd to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Volgograd in October, you will find days in St. Petersburg are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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

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