11 days in St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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

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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The State Hermitage Museum and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Family-friendly places like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Peter and Paul Fortress will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Kronshtadt City Beach, examine the collection at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Peter and Paul Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour and Peter the Great House Museum. Tallinn Old Town and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, enjoy the sand and surf at Kakumae Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online travel planner.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Tallinn by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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