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The most convenient way to get to capital of Kamchatka is to take a direct Moscow —Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Yelizovo International Airport, located 29 kilometres from the city centre (flight duration: about 9 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the capital of charmingly beautiful Kamchatka. Surrounded by volcanoes, the city is situated on the coast of Avacha Bay of the Pacific Ocean and is the main departure point for all extreme activities: ascents, kayaking and diving. Travelers from all over the world come here to enjoy breathtaking views.

The climate is rather harsh, although the winters here are far milder than in Siberia, and similar to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Yet, the summers are much cooler, with an average temperature in the warmest month (August) of 13°C. Plan your trip depending on your preferences — there are plenty of activities during any season in Kamchatka.

General flight information Moscow   Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Distance between cities

6776 км

Time difference in winter

+9 ч

Time difference in summer

+9 ч

Average flight time

8 ч 35 мин

What to see

The major sights are concentrated in the city centre. You can start with the Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore to familiarise yourself with the history, flora and fauna of the region. It also displays a remarkable ethnographic collection dedicated to the life of indigenous peoples.

After visiting the museum, take a stroll around Central Square, exploring the city’s landmarks: Monument to Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, in whose honor the city was named, as well as the monument to the renowned sailor Vitus Bering and Captain Charles Clerk. The Battery of Lieutenant Maksutov memorial complex testifies to the part of the Crimean War that unfolded in Kamchatka during 1853-1856. This historical fact is virtually unknown.

The Drama and Comedy Theatre is the hub of the city’s cultural life. Both the local stage production and the repertoire of touring companies merit attention.

The prime attraction of the city is nature. The discrete beauty of Avacha Bay will move you to your very core. This is a great place for walking and taking pictures. For the sake of gorgeous views of the three famous volcanoes (Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky), it is worth ascending to the top of Mishennaya Sopka. Another must-visit place is the Khalaktyrsky Beach with black volcanic sand and a colony of tufted puffins.

The local cuisine is a hymn to the harvest of the Pacific Ocean. Embrace a rare opportunity to enjoy the freshest fish and seafood dishes. The city offers many wonderful restaurants with Asian cuisine suited to every fancy: Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the place for true romantics and philosophers. Everything in this city spurs you on toward contemplation: the permanently high levels of seismic activity give rise to thoughts on the idea of frailty of all things, while the majestic volcanic necks and the stern Avacha Bay remind you of belonging to something bigger.