20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
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Paris, France
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Moscow, Russia
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Helsinki, Finland

— 4 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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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 fly to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

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 d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe 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). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and stop by Montmartre.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Paris. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Moscow.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Moscow, Russia

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye), Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy) and Yegor'yevskiy Istoriko-Khudozhestvennyy Muzey (in Yegoryevsk). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Armoury Chamber, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and admire the striking features of Melnikov House.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Moscow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Moscow at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."