Saint Petersburg in 2 days
Travel Itinerary

day 1

The 1st Day in Saint P

The Hermitage Museum

Discover one of the largest art museums in the world. It is the former residence of the Russian Royal Family. It’s collection contains over 3 million works of fine art.

Location: 2, Palace square ("Dvortsovaya ploshad’). Metro “Admiralteyskaya”.
Open: 10:30 - 18:00, Wed and Fri 10:30 - 21.00. Closed: Monday
Entrance fee: 800 Rub. Free entrance for students; preschool and school children
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Palace Square

The central city square of St. Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. Many significant events took place there, including the Bloody Sunday massacre and parts of the October Revolution of 1917.

Lunch on Nevskiy Prospect

Have a pleasing dinner on the main street of St. Petersburg.
There you can experience truly Russian experiences for different budgets and tastes.
We recommend visiting Biblioteka Restaurant as a cozy and reasonably priced lunch option on Nevsky Prospect.

Location: 20, Nevsky prospekt

The Kazan Cathedral

The main Orthodox church of the city.
Location: 2, Kazanskaya square, metro “Gostiny Dvor”
Open: daily. 6.30am - 7.45pm
Free entry

House of Books

House of Books (also known as Singer House) is a richly decorated building erected in the Art Nouveau style. There you can shop for travel guide books in different languages, books by Russian authors in English and a wide range of cute postcards and souvenirs.

Location: 28, Nevsky prospekt, metro “Gostiny Dvor”
Open: 9.00 - 00.00

Savior on the Spilled Blood Church

It’s one of the most impressive and beautiful buildings in St. Petersburg. Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated on this place. Later, the church was built to commemorate his memory.

Location: 2a, Kanala Griboedova emb., metro “Gostiniy Dvor”
Open: 10:30 - 18:00; 1th May - 31th October 18:00 - 22:30 as well
Closed: Wednesday Ticket price: 350 Rub for adults

Square of Arts & Russian Museum

The museum houses the biggest collection of Russian art of X-XXI centuries.
Location: 4, Inzhenernaya street, metro “Gostiniy Dvor”
Open: Daily 10:00 - 18:00; Thu: 13:00 - 21:00 Closed: Tuesday
Ticket price: 450 Rub for adults, 200 Rub for students
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Russian Food on Malaya Sadovaya Street

Enjoy this lovely pedestrian street with its cafes, terraces and fountains.
There you can try Russian traditional food in Soviet Union design style interior.
Location: 1, Malaya Sadovaya Street
Open: 12.00 - 01.00
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The Catherine Garden

Have a look at the monument to Catherine the Great, Russian empress who wasfamous not only for performing wise governmental improvements, but for having acountless army of lovers. You will also see the Alexander Theatre (one of the oldestin Russia).

Location: Ostrovskogo Square

Anichkov Bridge

Cross the bridge over Fontanka river. It is famous for the beautiful sculpture group “The Horse Tamers”.

Drinks on Rubinshteina Street

Choose one of the numerous restaurants/bars on the main gastronomic street ofSaint Petersburg. That will be a pleasant relaxing conclusion to an eventful day ofexploration.
day 2

The 2nd Day in Saint P

Peter and Paul Fortress

Start your day in the very heart of Saint Petersburg. Peter and Paul Fortress is considered to be the birthplace of the city. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral where all the Russian Tsars are buried. If you wish to scare your travel companion, you should aim to arrive a little before 12 pm, as a loud cannon shot can be heard each day at noon and can really be quite unexpected.

Location: Hare Island (Zayachiy Island). From “Gorkovskaya” metro station – across Alexandrovskiy Park in the direction of Troitskiy Bridge (10 min walk)

Open: Fortress - daily 9:00 - 20:00; Cathedral- daily 10:00 - 19:00 (exl. Wednesday)

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On the territory of Peter and Paul Fortress you can easily spend a couple of hours visiting various exhibitions.

The Spit of Vasilievsky Island

Cross the Birzhevoy Bbridge over to Vasilievsky Island. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Saint Petersburg. This architectural complex includes the Rostral Columns and the Stock Exchange Building.


It is the very first museum opened in Russia (Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography). Get thrilled by its creepy anatomic collection.

Location: 3, University (Universitetskaya) embankment

Open:  Daily 10:00 - 17:00; Closed: Monday, last Tuesday of the month Entrance fee: 300 Rub for adults, 100 Rub for students and school children


Lunch and local beer at Grad Petrov restaurant

Lunch and local beer at Grad Petrov restaurant with an open terrace.

Open:12:00 - 1:00

Location: 5, University (Universitetskaya) embankment, Vasilievskiy Island

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The University Embankment and Blagoveshchensky Bridge

Stroll down the University Embankment and cross the river via Blagoveshchensky Bridge

The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman portrays Peter the Great (the founder of Saint Petersburg). Here another great opportunity presents itself to have a photo taken in front of this iconic symbol of the city. You may notice the snake under the horse’s feet, was intended to represent the enemies of the Russian Empire.

St Isaac's Cathedral

Get on top of the 4th world’s largest cathedral. It’s the best viewpoint of the city. When buying a ticket, choose the one to the colonnaded walkway.

Location: 4, Isaakiyevskaya square, metro “Admiralteyskaya”
Open:  Daily 10:30 -17:30; 1th May - 31th October 18:00 - 22:30 Closed: Wednesday

Colonnade access: Daily 10:30 - 18:00; 1 May - 31 October 18:00 - 22:30;
1 June - 20 August 22:30 - 04:30


Watch ballet at the famous Mariinsky Theatre

Buy tickets in advance:

Please note that Mariinsky theatre has two stages: old and new one. If the tickets are sold out you can also plan your visit to the other theatres of Saint Petersburg.