44 days in Kazan, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

44 days in Kazan, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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44 days in Kazan, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kazan
— 14 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Moscow
— 12 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 16 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai

14
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raifa (Arboretum Volga-Kama Biosphere Reserve, Raifa Monastery, & more), Zelenodolsk (Zelenodolsk Railway Bridge, City Lake, & more) and Sviyazhsk (Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh, Cathedral in Honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kazan Kremlin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul, admire all the interesting features of Kazan Arena Stadium, and admire the masterpieces at Slava Zaitsev's Art Gallery and Studio.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kazan trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kazan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Kazan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Kazan reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Kazan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Raifa, Sviyazhsk, Zelenodolsk, Lenino-Kokushkino, State Historical and Cultural Museum Preserve
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Kazan Kremlin ©
Kazan Kremlin
Annunciation Cathedral ©
Annunciation Cathedral

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo), Sergiyev Posad (Cathedral of the Assumption, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, & more) and Kolomna Kremlin (in Kolomna). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad), stroll around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory), admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moscow holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kazan to Moscow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Church of The Holy Virgin, Zipline, Kolomna Kremlin
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

16
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.
Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Catherine Palace and Park, don't miss a visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), and explore the galleries of Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Memorial Flower of Life
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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 ©

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