15 days in Russia Itinerary

15 days in Russia Itinerary

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15 days in Russia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Nizhny Novgorod
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dammam

1
night
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 5th (Wed), stroll through Limpopo Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Nativity of Most Holy Mother of God, and then get in on the family fun at Galileo Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Old Equipment and Tools, then step into the grandiose world of The Kremlin, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fedorovsky Embankment.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Nizhny Novgorod is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in June, with highs in Nizhny Novgorod at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Nizhny Novgorod

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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The Kremlin ©
The Kremlin

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.
Family-friendly places like Moscow Zoo and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad), examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of The Holy Virgin, and have fun and explore at Wonderhouse.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Moscow day trip planning tool .

Getting from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo ©

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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.
Family-friendly places like Divo Ostrov and Cruiser Aurora will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Tree To Tree, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip maker tool .

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Planet Neptune Oceanarium ©
Planet Neptune Oceanarium
Rock Town ©
Rock Town

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