14 days in Russian Black Sea Coast, Central Russia & St. Petersburg Itinerary

14 days in Russian Black Sea Coast, Central Russia & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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14 days in Russian Black Sea Coast, Central Russia & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Sochi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Moscow
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Sochi

Sochi ©
Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Escape the urban bustle at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort and Bzerpinskiy Karniz. The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, take in the awesome beauty at Chyornaya Piramida, meet the residents at Sovarium, and admire the sheer force of Polikarya Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Sochi trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sochi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Sochi. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Sochi to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Sochi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Rosa Khutor Ski Resort ©
Rosa Khutor Ski Resort
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster ©
Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
Bzerpinskiy Karniz ©
Bzerpinskiy Karniz

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.
Visit Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo and Museum Physical Kunstkamera. Step out of Moscow with an excursion to Ski Stadium Zorkiy in Krasnogorsk--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Moscow Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Bulgakov`s House Museum-Theatre, and admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Moscow day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sochi to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sochi in December, you will find days in Moscow are much colder (-1°C), and nights are little chillier (-5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum Physical Kunstkamera, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Ski Stadium Zorkiy
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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.
Get some historical perspective at Savior on the Spilled Blood and The Bridge With Dam Outlet On River Strelka. Bring the kids along to The Shadow Museum and Beach Laskovy. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Kronstadt History Museum, get engrossed in the history at Naryshkin Bastion, and explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip planner .

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Shadow Museum ©
The Shadow Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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