20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

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1
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
3
Moscow, Russia
— 6 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

7
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take a stroll through Montmartre, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

Before you visit Paris, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Helsinki to Paris in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Paris is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Yegor'yevskiy Istoriko-Khudozhestvennyy Muzey (in Yegoryevsk) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, admire the striking features of Kremlin Walls and Towers, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

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You can fly from Paris to Moscow in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Moscow, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Moscow is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sergiyev Posad, Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo, Kolomna Kremlin, Yegor'yevskiy Istoriko-Khudozhestvennyy Muzey, Church of The Holy Virgin
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Church of The Holy Virgin ©
Church of The Holy Virgin
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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