22 days in Moscow, Kazan & St. Petersburg Itinerary

22 days in Moscow, Kazan & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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22 days in Moscow, Kazan & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Moscow
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Kazan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 10 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

6
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.
Step out of Moscow to go to Sergiyev Posad and see The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Basil's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moscow online holiday maker .

New Delhi, India to Moscow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Moscow, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Moscow reach -1°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kazan.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square ©
Red Square
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)
Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml)

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kazan to Sviyazhsk to see The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Kazan Kremlin, see the interesting displays at Museum "Tatarskaya Sloboda", don't miss a visit to Bauman Street (Kazansky Arbat), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qolsarif Mosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kazan trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Kazan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow in December, expect Kazan to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

The Temple in Honor of Saints Constantine and His Mother Helena
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Kul Sharif Mosque ©
Kul Sharif Mosque

10
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, nightlife, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and see the interesting displays at Russian Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg vacation maker app .

You can fly from Kazan to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kazan in December; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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

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