15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Moscow
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Nizhny Novgorod
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Moscow is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect Moscow to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nizhny Novgorod.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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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)

2
nights
Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod ©
Founded eight centuries ago at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers, Nizhny Novgorod boasts over 600 historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.
On the 3rd (Wed), engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools and then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Limpopo Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Voznesenskiy Pechyorskiy muzhskoy monastyr'.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nizhny Novgorod driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

7
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.
Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, stroll around Catherine Palace and Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg route tool .

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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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