8 days in Helsinki, Tallinn & Muhu Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Tallinn & Muhu Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Tallinn & Muhu Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
car:  3​h
3
Muhu, Estonia
— 4 nights
car:  3​h
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
bus:  5​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, then stroll through Kaivopuisto, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the ferry ride to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

1
night
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Tallinn, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Muhu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites
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Viewing Point Kohtuotsa ©
Viewing Point Kohtuotsa
Long Street (Pikk tanav) ©
Long Street (Pikk tanav)

4
nights
Muhu, Estonia

Muhu ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karja Catherine Church and Ruhnu Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Muhu: Mihkli Farm Museum (in Kihelkonna), Hiiumaa Museum Long House (in Kardla) and Suuremoisa Castle (in Puhalepa).

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Muhu itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Tallinn to Muhu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Tallinn.

Things to do in Muhu

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Ruhnu, Suuremoisa Castle, Mihkli Farm Museum in Saaremaa, St. Mary's Church
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Vormsi Farm Museum ©
Vormsi Farm Museum
Ruhnu Lighthouse ©
Ruhnu Lighthouse
Karja Catherine Church ©
Karja Catherine Church

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Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Russalka Memorial, take a stroll through Pirita, then steep yourself in history at Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster), then explore and take pictures at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, and finally browse the exhibits of Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Tallinn online trip builder .

Take a bus from Muhu to Tallinn in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Pirita ©
Pirita
Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) ©
Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)
Russalka Memorial ©
Russalka Memorial

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