8 days in Moscow & Almaty Itinerary

8 days in Moscow & Almaty Itinerary

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8 days in Moscow & Almaty Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh, India
+2
train + subway + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Almaty, Kazakhstan
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Chandigarh, India

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Yeliseyevskiy, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Kuskovo Estate, and finally wander the streets of Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa). On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), take in the exciting artwork at Multimedia Art Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then take in the exciting artwork at Exhibition Halls of Russian Art Academy, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain Druzhba Narodov.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moscow road trip planning website .

Chandigarh, India to Moscow is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Moscow is minus 2 hours. June in Moscow sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Almaty.

Things to do in Moscow

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4
nights
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty ©
Almaty, the former capital, still stands as the country's largest city.
Get outdoors at Kok-Tobe Hill and Shymbulak Ski Resort. Ascension Cathedral and Military-Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Almaty, make a side trip to see Ancient Town Talgar in Talgar, approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Almaty Lake, pause for some photo ops at Glory Memorial, let little ones run wild at KANGO Trampoline Park, and pick up some local products at Zelyony Bazaar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Almaty vacation builder site .

You can fly from Moscow to Almaty in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Alma-Ata Time (ALMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in June: high temperatures in Almaty hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Almaty

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Side Trip

Ancient Town Talgar
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Kok-Tobe Hill ©
Kok-Tobe Hill
Shymbulak Ski Resort ©
Shymbulak Ski Resort
Ascension Cathedral ©
Ascension Cathedral

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