15 days in Russia, Helsinki & Stockholm Itinerary

15 days in Russia, Helsinki & Stockholm Itinerary

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15 days in Russia, Helsinki & Stockholm Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get curious at The Museum of Cosmonautics, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Moscow Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Basil's Cathedral. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml) and then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Moscow is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Moscow. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect Moscow to be colder, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

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The Museum of Cosmonautics ©
The Museum of Cosmonautics
Moscow Zoo ©
Moscow Zoo
Red Square ©
Red Square

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.
Family-friendly places like Divo Ostrov and The Shadow Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, get to know the resident critters at Enotovil, and see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Divo Ostrov ©
Divo Ostrov
The Shadow Museum ©
The Shadow Museum

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, learn about all things military at Royal Armory, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and step off the mainland to explore Stockholm Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Stockholm sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

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