• Fall in Moscow

    What to do in Moscow in autumn? It depends on month you are going to come in Moscow. Weather may be different and unpredictable. Below you can find some tips about how to plan your journey in Moscow in fall.

    Moscow in September

    September is a mellow season. Usually it’s warm and sunny, but rains are also possible. We recommend to think about going to the parks and main sights if your trip is in September.

    What to take:

    • Comfortable and waterproof footwear
    • Sunglasses
    • Umbrella
    • Wind jacket

    Where to go in September

    1. The Kremlin.

    In the Kremlin, you can walk along the ancient streets and squares. In case of rain, you can go in museums inside the Kremlin — (Armoury and Diamond funds)

    2. Parks.

    We recommend going to the Moscow zoo, while it’s warm and sunny, because Moscow zoo closes for the winter. Also it would be great going to the parks, choose parks with cafes or other points under the roof — Gorky Park, Sokolniki Park, VDNKh. More about parks.

    3. Moscow Planetarium.

    Moscow Planetarium is ideal to go in September. It has inside and outside areas. You can go in museums and star halls which are inside and you can go in Sky park ( is an open-air museum with observatory).

    4. Viewing point in “Moscow-city”.

    Go to the 58th floor of Imperia Tower in sunny day and you won’t regret it. You can get a bird’s eye view of the Moscow from this point. See pictures of this viewing point here.

    5. Take a ride on Hop-on Hop-off bus.

    It doesn’t matter if it rains while you are riding on bus, and if it’s sunny you’ll get more pleasure. See routes of Hop-on Hop-off bus in Moscow here.

    Moscow in October

    In October the temperatures are getting colder, chance of rain increases. But don’t worry, October is one of the most beautiful months. It’s leaf fall time!

    What to take:

    • Comfortable and waterproof footwear
    • Umbrella
    • Warm clothes: hoodie, pull-over, jackets

    Where to go in October

    1. Museums.

    Start with the Kremlin and the Red Square. In case of bad weather you can go in State Historical Museum or in GUM.

    The Tretyakov gallery is good for going in any weather. It takes almost half a day to explore it completely. So if it rains, choose Tretyakov gallery. There are many cafes and restaurants not fat from the Tretyakov gallery where you can take a rest from art 

    The memorial museum of cosmonautics (space museum) is located just off the VDNKh. In case of sunny weather you can take a walk along the VDNKh, in case of rain you can spend time in Space museum.

    2. See leaf fall in Moscow parks

    Although chance of rain in October is higher than in September, we are sure you’ll catch sunny days during your trip. So you have a good chance to see leaf fall in Moscow parks. It’s really beautiful! Choose parks with cafes and under roof areas: Gorky Park, Sokolniki Park, VDNKh. More about parks.

    3. Take a ride on Hop-on Hop-off bus.

    Good option in any weather

    4. Theatres/ballet

    If you always wanted to go to the Bolshoy theater or to see Russian ballet – October is a good time to there.

    Moscow in November

    It’s usually quite cold in November (about 0 degree or even negative temperature), chance of rain is high and sometime it can snow.

    What to take:

    • Comfortable, waterproof and warm footwear
    • Umbrella
    • Warm clothes: socks, hat, scarf.

    Where to go in November

    1. The Kremlin anyway.

    Well, November is unpredictable, but will you miss a chance of going to the main sight of Moscow and Russia?

    2. Museums.

    Tratyakov gallery is still good choice to go in November. If you have a lot of time, go to the modern art museums which ofter hosts interesting exhibits.

    3. Theaters and ballet.

    4. Explore cafes and restaurants in the Moscow center.

    In case of bad weather, it would be good to take a trip around the Moscow center, old streets and wide boulevards. You’ll find there a lot of interesting and nice cafes and restaurants where you can try grog or mulled wine.

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