16 days in Paris, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

16 days in Paris, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Doha, Qatar

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Historial Jeanne d’Arc. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are in your itinerary. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in Rouen, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker .

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Paris. Traveling from Doha in June, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
You'll explore and learn at The State Hermitage Museum and The Anna Akhmatova Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savior on the Spilled Blood and Russian Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at National Park Shhuchye Lake, admire the natural beauty at Catherine Palace and Park, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Petersburg: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Moscow.

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
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) and Church of The Holy Virgin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and State Tretyakov Gallery. Take a break from Moscow with a short trip to The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow trip planner .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Moscow are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of The Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral

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