8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Minsk, Belarus
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

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 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Nassau, Bahamas to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nassau to Helsinki. In August, Helsinki is cooler than Nassau - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 19th (Wed), learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, and then get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Minsk in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Minsk to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Minsk

Outdoors Museums
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Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill
National Library of Belarus ©
National Library of Belarus

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip website.

Traveling by car from Minsk to Vilnius takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August in Vilnius, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Toompea Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, and finally visit Tallinn Old Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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