13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Warsaw, Poland
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Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Warsaw, Poland

— 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 2nd (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Church (Kosciol Swietej Anny), then appreciate the history behind Pomnik Bohaterów Getta, then get engrossed in the history at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Palace of Culture and Science.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warsaw online itinerary builder.

London, UK to Warsaw is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Warsaw, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Minsk, Belarus

— 1 night
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at GUM.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Minsk online attractions planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Minsk in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Warsaw to Minsk, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Trakai Island Castle Museum, then wander the streets of Uzupis, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip maker app.

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 September in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, visit Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Cat House. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), pause for some serene contemplation at Nativity of Christ Cathedral, admire the striking features of Alberta Iela, then appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and finally take in panoramic vistas at View of Riga from St Peter's Church Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Riga online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tallinn online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tallinn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Helsinki, Finland

— 4 nights

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, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

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.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
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.