32 days in Russia, Minsk & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

32 days in Russia, Minsk & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

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Start: Canberra, Australia
Bus + Fly:  28 h
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Moscow, Russia
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Minsk, Belarus
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 7 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Canberra, Australia

7
nights
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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Catherine Palace and Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary planner.

Canberra, Australia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 30-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Canberra in June, things will get somewhat warmer in St. Petersburg: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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

7
nights
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.
Explore Moscow's surroundings by going to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex (in Sharapovo) and The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Red Square, stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, and explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moscow road trip tool.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

FREEZONE Aerodynamic Complex, Church of The Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
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Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Explore Minsk's surroundings by going to Holy Spring of St. Nicholas (in Lahojsk), Nesvizh (Nesvizh Castle & Zamkovaya Tower) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Khatyn Memorial, get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, take in nature's colorful creations at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and see the interesting displays at Dudutki Museum Complex.

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Getting from Moscow to Minsk by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Holy Spring of St. Nicholas, Mir Castle, Mound of Glory, Khatyn Memorial
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Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

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nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, see the interesting displays at Pirogovo Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Kyiv (Kiev) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minsk in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kyiv (Kiev), with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

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