7 days in Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

7 days in Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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7 days in Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Petrozavodsk
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Petrozavodsk
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
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St. Petersburg
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
End: Petrozavodsk

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Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk ©
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, which stretches along the western shore of Lake Onega for some 27km. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Petrozavodsk: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Kondopoga) and Ancient volcano Girvas (in Hirvas). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Embankment of Lake Onega, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter the Great, get a taste of the local shopping with "A Doll's House," the name of Tatiana Kalinina, Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Karelian State Museum of Local Lore.

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Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petrozavodsk

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ancient volcano Girvas, Kivach State Nature Reserve Kivach Waterfalls
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Embankment of Lake Onega ©
Embankment of Lake Onega
Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevskiy Cathedral

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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Divo Ostrov, explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Gallery Raiskiy Sad. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum.

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Getting from Petrozavodsk to St. Petersburg by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral