Saint Petersburg, Russia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2022

Saint Petersburg is easily Russia’s most popular tourist city, with classic architecture and old world charm that is hard to find in Moscow. The Hermitage Museum itself is an enormous draw and a must-see for art lovers.

Why Visit Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Facts

Population 4,600,000
Area 4,600,000
Timezone UTC+3
Currency Russian ruble
Airports Pulkovo Airport (LED)

Where to eat and drink in Saint Petersburg

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you'll have many cheap options in the area.$3.91 - $7.60
Budget lunchThere are plenty of chain restaurants and casual places where local specialties are very reasonable.$5.97 - $8.68
Budget dinnerAssuming you want to go to a sit-down place you can still find very affordable meals if you look around.$7.60 - $13.02
Beer (pint)You'll find plenty of pubs in this big-drinking city, and prices for the local lagers will depend on where you end up.$2.60 - $3.58
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When to visit Saint Petersburg

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Saint Petersburg Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:58am7:15pm
21 Jun4:35am11:25pm
21 Sep7:40am8:02pm
21 Dec9:59am3:53pm

Where to stay in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Hotel Seasons

Saint Petersburg Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.21 - 14.11
starstarstarstarstar10.80 - 26.04
starstarstarstarstar10.85 - 41.23
starstarstarstarstar25.17 - 75.63
starstarstarstarstar61.22 - 107.58
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Saint Petersburg Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed3.91 - 8.90

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