I found an incredible deal going from DC to Oslo and back ($124!!). I want to visit every country in the world, so when I do travel I do what I can to visit multiple countries in a single trip...knowing I'll be back to properly explore later (I travel monthly). Knowing that many disagree with this style of travel, know that I LOVE it. Last summer I rented a car in Frankfurt, drove down to Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and back up to Frankfurt in 2 days. I also drove the Road to Hana on Maui by myself, so if travel by car is most efficient I could do that.
I arrive in Oslo around 5pm on May 15th, and leave around 8am on May 22nd.
I want to dip into Finland, Sweden, and St. Petersburg, maybe even Estonia.
Knowing the trip is in less than 30 days, I haven't yet applied for a visa for Russia, which adds a bit of complexity to it because if I don't do a visa, then I am stuck with a 3-day Helsinki to Russia boat tour essentially, which severely limits my time to travel in-between.
I have a budget of roughly $3,000 USD.
Knowing my time frame and desires, I would love ideas on how to make this work. I appreciate you!