11 days in St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in St. Petersburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
train:  3​h 45​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki, Finland


3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kronshtadt City Beach and Peter and Paul Cathedral Петропавловский собор. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Museum Complex The State Museum St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), and explore the galleries of Peterhof Grand Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour planning site .

Helsinki, Finland to St. Petersburg is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tallinn Old Town and Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum. Kumu Art Museum and Kadriorg Palace will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, kick back and relax at Kakumae Beach, get engrossed in the history at Peter the Great House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral ©
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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