When is the best time to visit Russia?
The best time to visit Russia is spring and early summer, when the weather is at its best for sightseeing and exploring, as well as early autumn - and at these times you can also avoid the peak crowds of the main summer months, especially at the most popular attractions. However, the White Nights of June and July in St Petersburg, one of the world's most northern cities, are a memorable experience, when the sky never gets fully dark and the nights stay bright. Festivities mark the occasion, including special concerts, parties and firework displays. Winters can be very cold in Russia, with temperatures heading into the minus figures - but the snowy landscapes are romantic.