10 days in New Delhi, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

10 days in New Delhi, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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10 days in New Delhi, Moscow & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
2
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 11th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi holiday planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in New Delhi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) and The State Tretyakov Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Basil's Cathedral and Novodevichy Convent. When in Moscow, make a side trip to see Serpukhov History and Art Museum in Serpukhov, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Meshherskoye, examine the collection at Eksperimentanium, enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Beloye (Vologda Oblast), and brush up on your military savvy at The Armoury.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow travel route tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Moscow in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Moscow reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve, Serpukhov History and Art Museum
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Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) ©
Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad)
Armoury Chamber ©
Armoury Chamber
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Beach Laskovy, browse the exhibits of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Neva Embankments and then examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace.

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You can fly from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

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