17 days in Russia, Southwest Finland & North Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Russia, Southwest Finland & North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Turku, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Red Square and Church of The Holy Virgin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Gefsimansky Chernigovsky Skit (convent) & Cathedral of the Assumption). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, don't miss a visit to Lenin's Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uspensky Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moscow journey planner.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get slightly colder in Moscow: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Church of The Holy Virgin
Highlights from your plan
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra ©
The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
Red Square ©
Red Square

6
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.
Let the collections at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and The Anna Akhmatova Museum capture your imagination. The State Hermitage Museum and The Pushkin Apartment Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Russian Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, view the masterpieces at Tretyakov's Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress.

Plan my day in St. Petersburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The Bath Block ©
The Bath Block

3
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra and Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island (in Rauma). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. Petersburg to Turku. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Turku due to the time zone difference. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Louhisaari Manor, Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore and learn at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and The Industry Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Flora, Akureyri and Saurbaejarkirkja. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Turku to Akureyri. The time zone difference when traveling from Turku to Akureyri is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Turku in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Akureyri, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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