22 days in Kazan, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

22 days in Kazan, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

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22 days in Kazan, St. Petersburg & Moscow Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Kazan
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 7 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Moscow
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Jaipur

6
nights
Kazan

Kazan ©
The heart of Tatar culture, Kazan carries the epithet of the "Third Capital of Russia" because of its rich history and thriving economy.
Get out of town with these interesting Kazan side-trips: Trinity Cathedral (in Raifa), Zelenodolsk Railway Bridge (in Zelenodolsk) and Sviyazhsk (The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena, Sviyazhskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kazan Kremlin, get your game on at Smotri i Poi, wander the streets of Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kazan holiday maker website .

Jaipur, India to Kazan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jaipur in December, things will get colder in Kazan: highs are around -5°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sviyazhsk, Trinity Cathedral, Zelenodolsk Railway Bridge
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Anna Akhmatova Museum, steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg travel planner.

Fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kazan in December, expect St. Petersburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moscow: Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (in Zvenigorod). There's much more to do: make a trip to Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml), get your game on at Walk in the Dark, and contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Moscow are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery, Church of The Holy Virgin, FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

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