Visited: 2016 & 2017 (Visa is required)
Recommended Stay: 3 Days
Day 1: 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.
Day 2: Secondary sites such as the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the State Tretyakov Gallery Main Branch, and the Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery.
Day 3: 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).