12 days in Helsinki, Tallinn & St. Petersburg Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Tallinn & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visit Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Olaf’s Church and Peapiiskopi Kirik. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, explore the galleries of Kumu Art Museum, look for gifts at The Little Red House Design Store, and examine the collection at KGB Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Neva Embankments and Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Palace Square. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, wander the streets of Nevsky Prospekt, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planning website.

Getting from Tallinn to St. Petersburg by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to St. Petersburg. In August in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8: