Moscow is a whole new city in the summer, from the beginning of June onwards the temperatures rise into the low thirties. Many locals will tend to take this chance to get out of the city either vacationing or spending weekends at their dacha, which is a second or seasonal home.
A lot of theatres tend to close for the season or will go on tour although there are shows prepared for the tourist season.
The summer months are a great chance to visit the Golden Ring and other attractions surrounding Moscow. If you do go exploring in the countryside, make sure to bring insect repellent!
What should I do?
As Summer tends to be a little more tourist focused in the city it's a great chance to see the arena surrounding Moscow, such as the Golden Ring which is one of Russia's most beautiful interesting areas.
With the flowers in full bloom, it's a great time to visit Moscow's many beautiful parks and gardens such as the Hermitage Garden and Sokolniki Park.
Best Summer Excursions:
3 day Golden Ring Tour
The Golden Ring tour will show you round the historical Golden Ring, Vladimir, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Orstov, Veliky and Sergiev Posad. It is a chance to visit and explore a variety of UNESCO heritage sights, learn about many historical Russian towns, and you can visit the largest Orthodox monastery in Russia.
You'll feel like you're in a fairy tale with its intricate stately architecture, beautiful coloured onion domes and breath-taking natural scenery.
Relaxing River Cruise on Radisson Boat
Take the chance to cool down and relax taking a beautiful sightseeing tour along the serene Moskva river aboard the luxurious double decker Radisson river boat. From the view of the floating bridge of the park Zaryadie to the scenic landscape of the Sparrow Hills, you'll miss nothing on this spectacular cruise.
If you want to find out more about Moscow, and other cities throughout the seasons, you can view the rest of our seasonal guide here or view our excursions page here.