Here are 38 of my favourite things to do in St Petersburg, Russia. I fell in love with the city and spent a decent amount of time there exploring and getting underneath the surface. It’s a good place to start if it’s your first time in Russia as it’s much more tourist-friendly than the other major cities, and therefore less overwhelming for your first stop before heading on to Moscow or Kazan.
I’ve avoided including anything I didn’t fancy myself and I’ve only focused on the city of St Petersburg itself and a couple of day trips… If I go any further afield, this would turn into a million things to do and no one will have the patience to read it. I’ll be impressed if anyone actually reads all 38 things. But I hope it’s helpful, even if you just pick a few out for a shorter trip. Also note that I went to Moscow just before I came to St Petersburg, if you also want to find out about that (and I slightly preferred it, too – although I loved both).
Anyway, crack open the vodka and read on if you want some tips on things to do in this fairytale Russian city…
Here’s a list of my top 20 Russia travel tips to get you started with planning a trip. Lots of people have asked me exactly how to visit Russia since I got back and where to start with planning a trip, so I’ve been working on this massive Russia travel blog post over the last few months. It covers everything from how to get a Russian visa, to cultural ‘must knows’, to safety and more.
After falling in love with both Moscow and St Petersburg when I visited, I realised that although I’d blogged a lot about both cities, I’d not written more generic stuff about visiting Russia overall. It’s not somewhere most people have been to in my experience, certainly not here in the UK anyway. I’ve also not been able to find many UK-based Russia travel blog posts out there. So hopefully these Russia travel tips will help anyone planning on visiting this incredible country.
Anyway, pour yourself a vodka and get reading…
This mammoth 3 days in St Petersburg itinerary (and city guide in general) has taken me ages to write up. But it’s been so worth it to share all of my recommendations on what to do, see and eat in this gorgeous Russian city. Having spent an incredible 2 weeks in Russia this year and absolutely LOVING it, I’m now ready to convince everyone I know that they have to go.
I actually spent nearly a week in St Petersburg after visiting Moscow, but only had a solid 3 days of full-on itinerary blocked in. The rest of the time, we winged it and found extra things as we went. So although you could cram all of this into 3 days and whiz through the city using it, you could also spread it out over longer. St Petersburg involves a lot of walking and you might want a few ‘rest days’.
Anyway, enough waffle from me. Get your glass of vodka and get reading the St Petersburg itinerary and city guide…
Here are 45 of my favourite things to do in Moscow, Russia. I fell in love with the place and spent a good amount of time there so I feel I can give some decent tips on how best to spend your time in this amazing city.
I’ve avoided including anything I didn’t fancy myself and I’ve only focused on the city of Moscow itself rather than looking at the entire Moscow region/day trips… Otherwise, this will turn into a million things to do and no one will have the patience to read it. I’ll be impressed if anyone actually reads all 45 things to be honest.
Anyway, read on if you want some tips from a fully fledged Moscow fan. Enjoy.
This mammoth 4 days in Moscow itinerary (and city guide in general) must be the first time I’ve ever started writing up a blog post the second I get home.
Having spent an incredible 2 weeks in Russia and absolutely LOVING it, I’m now ready to convince everyone I know that they have to go there, especially to Moscow. I’m typing really quickly because I want to get the words out and start sharing my recommendations on what I think must be my new favourite destination. That’s high praise, BTW.
Read on for my personal recommendations on what to do, see and eat in the incredible Russian capital.