12 days in Russia, Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

12 days in Russia, Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

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.
Moscow is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Red Square, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Moscow is 3 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Moscow to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

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: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, don't miss a visit to Nevsky Prospekt, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg route builder app.

Take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

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 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the striking features of Old Customs House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Tallinn, Estonia

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, explore the galleries of Kumu Art Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tallinn trip itinerary site.

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Tallinn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Russia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.