15 days in Russia, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Russia, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Ferry to Turku Satama, Train to Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then admire the striking features of Stockholm City Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Riddarholmen Church, then examine the collection at Skansen, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church).

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Stockholm is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Stockholm, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Stockholm is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 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.
St. Petersburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, take a tour of Cruiser Aurora, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Moscow.

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Moscow, Russia

— 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Red Square, admire the striking features of Lenin's Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and walk around Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moscow route builder.

Traveling by flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Moscow, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Russia travel guide

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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.