Quick Guide to 7 Days in the Baltic Sea

Quick Guide to 7 Days in the Baltic Sea

One of the most fascinating things about visiting the Baltic Sea is that you can visit several countries in just a short span of time. You won’t get to see the cities in depth but you have access to a variety of city capitals including: Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia), and Riga (Latvia) to name a few. During my 7 Day adventure, I travelled to Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, and Copenhagen (I know, not a part of the Baltic Sea).

Getting Around:

I travelled to each country using various transportation methods ranging from ferry, bus, and airplane. Traveling to each country took anywhere from 1.5 Hours to 12 Hours.

Helsinki → St. Petersburg : 12 Hour Ferry Ride

St. Petersburg → Helsinki : 12 Hours Ferry Ride

Helsinki → Tallinn : 2 Hour Ferry Ride

Tallinn → Riga : 4.5 Hour Bus Ride

Riga → Copenhagen : 1.5 Hour Flight

Currency:

Helsinki, Tallinn, and Riga all take the Euro (€). As of Dec 2017, €1 is equivalent to $1.20USD

St. Petersburg takes the Rubles. $1USD is equal to $57.87 Rubles

Copenhagen takes the Danish Krone. $1USD is about $6.19 Danish Krone (DKK)

Hotels:

Unlike most of my trips, I’ve decided to stay in hostels instead of AirBnB. Not my first choice but due to circumstances, I was only able to select hostels. My room ranged from $15 to $35 a night in a 4 persons dorm.


Itinerary:

Day 1: Dec. 27 – Helsinki [Purple]

Destinations:

  1. Arrived in Helsinki at 9am
  2. Depart from Helsinki at 7pm to St. Petersburg

Where to Eat:

Cruise Food

  • Bake & Coffee – €4.30
  • Sport Legend – €6.60
  • Italian Food – €25.00
  • Hamburger – €25.00

Where to Stay:

Cruise Ship – €62 (Entire Trip)

 

Day 2: Dec, 28 – St. Petersburg [Green]

Destinations:

  1. Arrive in St. Petersburg

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

  • Cruise Ship

 

Day 3: Dec 29 – Helsinki [Purple]

Destinations:

  1. Arrive in Helsinki

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

Hostel Diana Park – €32

 

Day 4 & 5: Dec. 30 – Jan. 1 – Tallinn [Blue]

Destinations:

  1. Travel from Helsinki to Tallinn by boat
  2. Self-Guided Tour
    • Old Town
      • Sunrise over Toompea Square Platform
      • Chapel of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
      • Townwall Tower – €3
      • Börsi Käik
      • City Wall Walk
      • St, Catherines Passage
      • Masters Courtyard
      • Viru Gate
    • Freedom Square

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

Euphoria Hostel – €30.80/night

 

Day 6: Jan 1 – Riga [Orange]

Destinations:

  1. Bus from Tallinn to Riga – €17
  2. Self Guided Tour/ or do a Free Tour

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel – €25

 

Day 7: Jan.2 – Copenhagen [Red]

Destinations:

  1. Fly from Riga to Copenhagen
    • Self Guided Tour/ Free Tours

Where to Eat:

Where to Stay:

Copenhagen Downtown Hostel – DKK125


Cost breakdown for 1 person for 7 days:

  • Helsinki
    • Day Transportation: €14
    • Hostel: €32
    • Food: €20
  • St. Petersburg
    • Private Driver:$120
    • Private Tour Guide: $140
    • Cruise: €82
    • Cruise Food: €61
    • Food: €10
    • Souvenirs: €35
    • Museums: $20
  • Tallinn
    • Ferry to Tallinn: €34
    • Hostel: €62
    • Food: €70
    • Souvenirs: €16
    • Bus: €2
  • Riga
    • Bus to Riga: €17
    • Hostel: €25
    • Food: €35
    • Souvenir: €10
    • Bus to Airport: €2
  • Copenhagen
    • Bus from Airport to Downtown DKK36
    • Bus to Airport DKK36
    • Food:DKK 290
    • Souvenir: €10

Estimated spent: $1000

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