Best Time To Visit St. Petersburg

The peak travel months to St. Petersburg are during the months of June, July, August.

St. Petersburg was the imperial capital for 2 centuries. It remains Russia’s cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet.

The Hermitage Museum has a vast, world-famous collection of antiquities and paintings. Iconic churches include the Savior on Spilled Blood, a Russian Orthodox cathedral with ornate onion domes. Nevsky Prospekt is a shopping and dining strip, and its intersection with Dumskaya forms the main nightlife district. Popular activities are skating and skiing in city parks or boating urban canals and the Neva River.

White Nights is a massive citywide summer festival.

Map of St. Petersburg