St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow. There are so many sights and attractions that you want to see everything at once. Now we will tell you how long it will take to visit the main attractions and have time to see everything without haste.
If you want a leisurely holiday, we recommend booking an inexpensive hotel on the official website in St. Petersburg for 4 or 5 days. You will have time to enjoy the city and visit some non-touristic places. In case you only have weekends, or if you are on business for the day, then you need to stick to a more intense pace.
We have compiled a 2-day itinerary for you, which will allow you to slowly get acquainted with the main sights of the city. When preparing for a trip, we advise you to book a hotel in the center of St. Petersburg in order to have time to visit everything planned.
Walk along Nevsky Prospekt from Moskovsky Train Station to St. Isaac's Cathedral to feel the atmosphere of the city. On the way you will see the Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Blood. The Kazan Cathedral is an Orthodox church in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. It features impressive architecture and numerous icons. Entrance to the temple is free for visitors, but photography and video filming inside is prohibited.
Away from Nevsky Prospekt, on the banks of the Griboyedov Canal, there is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Next, go to St. Isaac's Cathedral and climb the colonnade. After lunch, visit the Hermitage. The museum is open from noon to 9 pm.
In the evening, you can plan an overnight boat trip. The drawbridges are an unforgettable experience and we highly recommend the boat tour.
Tip: make sure your hotel is on the side of the Neva where the river cruise will drop you off. Otherwise, be prepared for an expensive taxi ride.
In the morning we recommend going to the Catherine Palace. If you happen to be in St. Petersburg on a Tuesday, it is worth visiting Tsarskoe Selo, as the Catherine Park is a very atmospheric place. Go shopping in Gostiny Dvor and try the famous donuts. In the evening, go to a performance of the Mariinsky Theater or another show.
We offer you to book a comfortable hotel Express Sadovaya Hotel on the official website. Thanks to a good transport interchange, you can easily get to the main attractions of the city.