Hi, hoping to get some advice.......
I'm trying to plan a trip with my wife to take in some of the main cities in the Baltic area probably next May/June. Couldn't find a forum for Baltic but the Finland forum seems the most active, so thought I would post here!
The four main cities I had in mind were Vilnius, Riga, Tallin and Helsinki. Having said that I would love to visit St. Petersburg but don't know if it would be too much. I was thinking of a couple of days in each city, that way I could probably do the tour in week may be a bit longer. If I take in St. Petersburg that it would definitely have to be two weeks.
It seems pretty easy for me to fly into any of the 4 cities from the UK although the Helsinki route appears much more expensive on first look.
I was thinking of flying to Helsinki, boat to Tallin, bus to Riga, bus to Vilnius, fly from Vilnius home? Or I could do it the other way around, not sure it matters?
Could someone suggest the best order to visit the cities particularly if I decide to take in St.Petersburg? I like boat travel but also happy with train. The boat trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg could be interesting but no idea how I would get back on route without a long journey from St. Petersburg - not sure I fancy doing that by bus!
Thanks for any pointers