17 days in Smolensk & Moscow Itinerary

17 days in Smolensk & Moscow Itinerary

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17 days in Smolensk & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Smolensk
1
Smolensk
— 13 nights
2
Moscow
— 2 nights
End: Smolensk

13
nights
Smolensk

Smolensk ©
Smolensk is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360km west-southwest of Moscow. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor) and Thunder Tower of the Smolensk Fortress. Escape the urban bustle at The origin of the River Moscow and Autodrom Smolenskoye Koltso. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Smolensk: Demidov (Monument to Yuriy Nikulin & Manor House Yuri Nikulin), Teremok Historical and Architectural Complex (in Flenovo) and Przhevalskoye (Przhevalsky Memorial Museum & Museum of Partisan Glory). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Smolensk Fortress, see the interesting displays at Smolensk Is Shield of Russia Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Church, Smolensk, and admire the natural beauty at Garden Blone.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Smolensk holiday planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Smolensk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Demidov, Przhevalskoye, Glinka Museum-Residence, Katyn Nationl Memorial Complex, The origin of the River Moscow
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Smolensk Fortress ©
Smolensk Fortress
Peter and Paul Church na Gorodyanke ©

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, then admire the masterpieces at The State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moscow Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moscow visit app .

Take a train from Smolensk to Moscow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)