Visited: 2016 & 2017 (Visa required)
Recommended Stay: 3 Days
The Kremlin, the Red Square, and a show at the Bolshoi Theater in the evening.
For tips on how to maximize your visit at the Kremlin, here’s my post on how to navigate the Kremlin in 5 Steps.
It is imperative that tickets for the Bolshoi Theater are booked in advanced.
Secondary sites such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the State Tretyakov Gallery Main Branch, and the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery.
Touring the Moscow Metro, a meal at Cafe Pushkin, and touring other highlights based on your interest.
I followed bootsnall’s recommended itinerary on its tour of the best Moscow Metro stations and it did not disappoint. I immensely enjoyed it that I did the tour on both visits to Moscow.
I also ate at Cafe Pushkin on both visits to Moscow. The restaurant is teeming with elegance and character of Imperial Russia. A must visit.
2016: St. Regis Nikolskaya
2017: Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel
Did you like Moscow as much as I did that it warranted 2 consecutive visits in a row? (I just had to take advantage of the 3-year Russian visa I acquired when I traveled along the Trans-Siberian).