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Which days of the week are best

We will be traveling to St Petersburg and Moscow next May/June, going by overnight train in between. We will have three days in Moscow. If we go to St Petersburg first, we will be in Moscow Saturday, Sunday and Monday. If we go to Moscow first, we will be there Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Will the crowds at the Kremlin, Armory, Diamond, etc. be much worse on a weekend day?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Which days of the week are best

Yes, Sat and Sun are more crowded than weekdays. Keep in mind also, museums are closed Monday, except the Kremlin, which is closed Thirsday. Same weekend pattern apples for St. Petersburg.

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It sounds as if you might be there at the end of the month. So, check also what places are closed an extra day of the week 'for cleaning' on the last week of the month. We recently found quite a number of places closed on the last Tuesday of the month in addition to the usual day so some careful planning was needed. I found this information on each museum's web site.

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3. Re: Which days of the week are best

I've noticed that Moscow hotels are less expensive on weekend nights. I did not find that to be the case in St. Petersburg.

Jessie is right on the end of the month. Being in St. Petersburg on the last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the month would be difficult since Peterhof and Catherine's Palace are closed an extra day that week.

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Thank you to everyone for your information and advice. It has help us to decide on a schedule.

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