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Advice on 2-week Russian itinerary

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Hoping you can help with our tentative 2-week itinerary in Russia. With so much to see, and the various opening days/times of the sights, we found it a bit challenging to plan. For some background, we are mid 30's and mid 40's, mid-range budget (generally about 3 1/2 star hotels), and are traveling independently. We've traveled a lot in Europe and Asia, but this is our first time in Russia. Our tentative itinerary is below, for travel in mid-May. It's just a general outline at this point; I like to have a plan in mind but once we get there, we like to be able to wing it a bit based on whatever cool alleyway we stumble on. At this point I'd just like some general advice as to whether we're trying to do too much, or are leaving something wonderful out. Particularly in St. Petersburg, I'm not sure if by scheduling several excursions from the city, I'm not allowing enough time in the city itself. (FYI, our rationale for visiting St. Pete's first is that we loooove flea markets, and this way we will visit the huge Moscow market near the end of our trip, and won't have to lug our treasures around for the entire trip). Also, we'd like some advice as to when/where it's helpful to hire a guide. We don't like group tours, prefer traveling independently, but like hiring a guide here and there for specific sights if it will help us to learn more about what we're seeing. Fodorites have always helped us in the past; appreciate any suggestions:

Fri: Arrive St. Petersburg. Peter & Paul Fortress, etc.
Sat: St. P: Yunona Fair; Vasilievsky Island and Left Bank
Sun: St. P: Petrodvorets
Mon: St. P: Yusupov Palace, + TBD.
Tue: St. P: Hermitage, Winter Palace
Wed: St. P: Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)
Thu: St. P: Church on Spilled Blood, Museum of Ethnography, Summer Garden, etc.
Fri: Train from St. P to Moscow
Sat: Moscow: Ismaylovo Mkt., then Tretyakov or Pushkin Art Gallery
Sun: Moscow: Kremlin, Armoury, St. Basil's
Mon: Moscow: explore old Arbat neighborhd
Tue: Moscow: Kitay Gorod area and Polytechnical Museum
Wed: Moscow: Cosmonautics Museum, + TBD.
Thu: Trip to Suzdal
Fri: Suzdal
Sat: Return from Suzdal to Moscow
Sun: Depart Moscow

Thanks for any suggestions.

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