10 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Moscow, St. Petersburg & Helsinki Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
You've now added Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadskogo to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadskogo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

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Mumbai, India to Moscow is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Moscow. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in August: highs in Moscow hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, step aboard Cruiser Aurora, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and don't miss a visit to Palace Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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