Saint Petersburg Overview
Saint Petersburg has a quiet template and wet climate even it is a nordic city. The climate is considered between maritime and continental, with temperatures over the 0 ºC most of the year thanks to the Atlantic winds. During the winter, most of the days are gray and cloudy and usually the houses are covered with the whitest snow. The canals and the river freeze and you will see people walking on them. The avarage temperature in this period is of -5ºC. Spring an Autumn are some quiet beautiful periods in this city. In Autumn the liefes cover squares and streets and in the Spring you can enjoy ofthe amazing views of the Neva river. But without any doubt, the best and most famous moment of the year to go to this city is in the Summer, thanks to the famous White Nights. This phenomenom happens to the cities which are near the polar circles, in which then the sun stays on the horizon around 19 hours a day and it is never completely dark. The avarage temperature in the Summer is of 18ºC.
Rouble (RUB). In all shops, restaurants, museums etc… you won’t have any problem to pay by card (credit or debit), even in some street markets or touristic shops they accept euros and dollars. To exchange the currency you will find banks and currency exchange offices almost everywhere in the city, in the airports and even in some hotels.
When to go
Both for the climate and the high quantity of activities which you can do, the best moment to visit Saint Petersburg is between May and September, so basically in the Summer. Temperatures are very pleasent, it is not cold and the daya are very long thanks to the white nights. Also, during this moment of the year you can enjoy of a cruise throughout the canals. The only bad thing is maybe that it is the moment that the city receives more tourists, so the prices are also higher than the rest of the year.
3-4 days. If you want to do like an express trip you can even visit the city in 2 days, but if you really want to understand the culture and essence of the Russian city you will have to stay at least 4 days. As we said, the city is like an open air museum and there are many must-see attractions to discover, not just in the city, also in the surroundings.