From Vyborg, the city of St. Petersburg is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the southeast.
Vyborg is not the only place in this intriguing region that is worth experiencing; avid travelers should hit the road and discover the magic of the surrounding scenery, cities and towns. Lesogorskiy, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south, and Primorsk, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north of Vyborg are worth a visit too.
Ask a local what they recommend seeing around Vyborg, they'll often point to the region's fabulous lighthouses and gardens. One of the best ways to really understand a place is by exploring its past. Take a trip to the fortresses while you are here.
Winter is the perfect time to visit this area. Pull on your woollens and try some of the wintersports here. Try snowboarding or skiing. For those leading a fast-paced life, the ideal vacation is often all about making time to breathe deeply. When it's time to unwind, take your lead from the locals and go cycling or shore fishing.
Regardless of whether you're following the main tourist trail or heading off the beaten path, learning a variety of Russian phrases will bring out the smiles in those you meet. Gaining an understanding of a smattering of basic sentences, such as "Xotite potancevat?", which means "Would you like to dance with me?", will be sure to make your vacation more pleasant. One more practical one to use "Otkuda ty?" (Where are you from?).
All things have to end, but be rest assured, when it's time to leave Vyborg, you'll still have many wonderful memories to remember your adventure.