21 days in St. Petersburg & Santorini Itinerary

21 days in St. Petersburg & Santorini Itinerary

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21 days in St. Petersburg & Santorini Itinerary

Newark, United States
Fly:  18​h 45​min
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 10 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
Oia, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Perivolos, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Newark, United States

10
days
St. Petersburg, Russia

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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Divo Ostrov. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Isaac's Cathedral State Museum-Memorial, ponder the design of Grand Palace, and step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel planner.

Newark, USA to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In July, St. Petersburg is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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4
days
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Akrotiri (Red Beach, Akrotiri, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from St. Petersburg to Oia in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Oia due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Petersburg in July: high temperatures in Oia hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Perivolos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Skaros Rock, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

4
days
Perivolos, Greece

Perivolos ©
Perivolos is known for beaches and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through KAMARA BEACH, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera.

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Getting from Oia to Perivolos by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perivolos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Kamari, Megalochori, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting

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