8 days in Russia, London & Chennai Itinerary

8 days in Russia, London & Chennai Itinerary

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8 days in Russia, London & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
3
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
4
Chennai, India
— 1 day
End: Chennai, India

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tower Bridge and Coca-Cola London Eye. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London holiday maker site .

Chennai, India to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in February, expect London to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in London

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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Russian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Chasovnya Svyatoy Blazhennoy Ksenii Peterburgskoy.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from London to St. Petersburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Moscow travel planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Moscow by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Moscow are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums
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Red Square ©
Red Square
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
St. Basil's Cathedral ©
St. Basil's Cathedral

1
day
Chennai, India

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Chennai takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in February, with highs in Chennai at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

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