11 days in Russia & Norway Itinerary

11 days in Russia & Norway Itinerary

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11 days in Russia & Norway Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  7 h
1
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
3
Longyearbyen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Berlin, Germany


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3
nights
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort XI Donhoff and Brandenburg Gate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaliningrad: Zelenogradsk (Museum of Skulls and Skeletons & Water Tower), Baltiysk (Baltiysk Embankment, Monument to Empress of Russia Elizaveta Petrovna, &more) and Svetlogorsk (Church of the Icon of Our Lady of All Who Sorrow & Temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov). The adventure continues: take a tour of Research vessel "Vityaz", appreciate the history behind Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, stroll around Youth Recreation Park, and don't miss a visit to Sackheim Gate.

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Helsinki, Finland to Kaliningrad is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Kaliningrad at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baltiysk, Zelenogradsk, Svetlogorsk
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Fort XI Donhoff ©
Fort XI Donhoff
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Vistula Spit ©
Vistula Spit

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bolsheokhtinskiy Bridge and Olga's and Tsaritsyn Islands Pavilions. Explore St. Petersburg's surroundings by going to Park Complex Bogoslovka Estate (in Vsevolozhsk), Pushkin Park (in Abakan) and Imeni Sverdlova (Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin & Bogoslovka Ethnographic Park). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Peter the Great the Founder of Kronstadt, examine the collection at Icebreaker Krasin, ponder the design of Fountain Samson, Tearing the Lion's Jaws, and contemplate the long history of Peter I House.

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Getting from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kaliningrad in March; daily highs in St. Petersburg reach 2°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imeni Sverdlova, Pushkin Park, Park Complex Bogoslovka Estate
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Olga's and Tsaritsyn Islands Pavilions ©
Bolsheokhtinskiy Bridge ©
Bolsheokhtinskiy Bridge

2
nights
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities, then stop by Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, and then explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Gruve 3, then examine the collection at North Pole Expedition Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svalbard Brewery.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from St. Petersburg to Longyearbyen. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Longyearbyen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. Petersburg in March, with highs in Longyearbyen at -7°C and lows at -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Magdalenefjord Svalbard
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Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities
Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum
Magdalenefjord Svalbard ©
Magdalenefjord Svalbard

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