17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Let the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Planty Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, and examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Krakow is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect Krakow to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Krakowskie Przedmiescie and Old Town. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Warsaw Barbican (Barbakan Warszawski) and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warsaw: Birthplace of Frederic Chopin (in Zelazowa Wola), Municipal Beach (in Nieporet) and Industrial settlement in Zyrardow (in Zyrardow). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Warsaw tour itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Municipal Beach, Industrial settlement in Zyrardow, Zrodla Krolewskie, Birthplace of Frederic Chopin
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Krakowskie Przedmiescie ©
Krakowskie Przedmiescie
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas and Ponary cmentarz. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Change things up with these side-trips from Vilnius: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk) and Museum of History of Lithuanian Medicine and Pharmacy (in Kaunas). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Casimir, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vingis Park, and wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner .

Getting from Warsaw to Vilnius by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kaunas, Trakai
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3
nights
Riga, Latvia

Riga ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Latvian National Museum Of Art and Art Museum RIGA BOURSE. Step off the beaten path and head to Cesis Medieval Castle and Zanis Lipke Memorial. When in Riga, make a side trip to see Kemeri National Park in Jurmala, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Dzintari Forest Park, take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), explore the striking landscape of Gauja National Park, and make a trip to Riga Stock Exchange Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Riga holiday builder app .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Riga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Jurmala, Gauja National Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Cesis Medieval Castle
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Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Cesis Medieval Castle ©
Cesis Medieval Castle
Latvian National Museum Of Art ©
Latvian National Museum Of Art

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rakvere Castle and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Explore hidden gems such as Kadriorg Palace and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. When in Tallinn, make a side trip to see Lahemaa rahvuspark in Vihula, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, look for gifts at CLOVER Giftshop, explore the engaging exhibits at Marzipana Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Toompea Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rakvere Castle, Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kadriorg Palace ©
Kadriorg Palace

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