10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Ferry:  2​h
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Palace Square and then admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Peterhof Grand Palace, then walk around Peterhof State Museum Preserve, then see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savior on the Spilled Blood.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In September, St. Petersburg is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route builder app .

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and finally explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally walk around Kadriorg Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip site .

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, then wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Riga holiday builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Riga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), then wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius online travel planner .

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then head outdoors with Trinity Hill, then appreciate the history behind Island of Tears, and finally browse the collection at National Library of Belarus.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Minsk road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill

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