20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

20 days in Finland, Paris & Moscow Itinerary

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

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

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 Kansallisgalleria 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. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Customs House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 · Nature

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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Architectural Building
Temppeliaukio Church
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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 Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, 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

Side Trips

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Must see
Eiffel Tower
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Louvre Museum
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Musee d'Orsay
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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

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 Moscow Kremlin. Museum-lovers will appreciate State Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Yegor'yevskiy Istoriko-Khudozhestvennyy Muzey (in Yegoryevsk), Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Kremlin Walls and Towers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, and learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Moscow takes 8 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Moscow

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World heritage site
Red Square
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World heritage site
Moscow Kremlin
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