17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Riga
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Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Train
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Riga, Latvia

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, make a trip to House of the Black Heads, stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then appreciate the history behind Bremen Town Musicians, and finally take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park.

Before you visit Riga, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Riga is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bratislava to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bratislava in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Riga: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Tallinn, Estonia

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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, gain interesting insight with Traveller Tours, identify plant and animal life at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip builder website.

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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Helsinki, Finland

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour planning tool.

Fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and make a trip to Sobor Petra I Pavla.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. In July in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, find something for the whole family at Gorky Central Park, then examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini, then stroll around Chelyuskinites Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mound of Glory.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Minsk trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Minsk in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Take a break from Vilnius with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, visit Uzupis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius day trip site.

You can drive from Minsk to Vilnius in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Latvia travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.