10 days in St. Petersburg & Veliky Novgorod Itinerary

10 days in St. Petersburg & Veliky Novgorod Itinerary

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10 days in St. Petersburg & Veliky Novgorod Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
1
St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Veliky Novgorod
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

6
nights
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.
Step out of St. Petersburg with an excursion to WindTunnel FlyStation in Kuzmolovsky--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get your game on at Maze of Fear, and find something for the whole family at Divo Ostrov.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to St. Petersburg. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Veliky Novgorod.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

WindTunnel FlyStation
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
nights
Veliky Novgorod

Veliky Novgorod ©
An ancient city thriving as a modern tourist destination, Veliky Novgorod rightly bills itself as the birthplace of Russia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Sculpture Electrician and Cat, explore the activities along Lake Ilmen, then see the interesting displays at Vitoslavlitsy Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Millennium of Russia. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Obelisk in Honor of a Feat of I.S. Gerasimenko, A.S. Krasilova and L.A. Cheremnova, appreciate the extensive heritage of Yaroslav’s Courtyard, snap pictures at Pedestrian Bridge Across River Volkhov, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kremlevskiy Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Granovitaya Palata.

Plan trip to Veliky Novgorod with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Veliky Novgorod

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Ilmen
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Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets) ©
Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)
Kremlevskiy Beach ©
Kremlevskiy Beach
Millennium of Russia
Millennium of Russia

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