16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ventspils, Latvia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Potsdam's Gardens and Charlottenburg Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Berlin day trip planning app.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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 30th (Sat), walk around Kadriorg Park, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, admire the striking features of Tallinna Raekoda, then make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, and finally steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, then take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn travel route planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Tallinn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tallinn. In July, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

3
nights
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.
Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at The Esplanadi Park and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, stop by Ullanlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tartu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tartu, Estonia

Tartu ©
One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Tartu Town Hall Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Tartu University Botanical Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Alatskivi Castle (vald).

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tartu online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tartu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Alatskivi Castle (vald)
Highlights from your plan
Alatskivi Castle (vald) ©
Alatskivi Castle (vald)
Tartu Town Hall Square ©
Tartu Town Hall Square
Tartu University Botanical Garden ©
Tartu University Botanical Garden

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.
Popular historic sites such as Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Vermanes Garden are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Jurmala Beach and Vecaki Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Riga trip planner.

You can drive from Tartu to Riga in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Ventspils.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala Beach, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

1
night
Ventspils, Latvia

Ventspils ©
Ventspils is a town in northwestern Latvia in the historical Courland region of Latvia, and is the sixth largest city in the country. On the 8th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of The Castle of the Livonian order, let the kids burn off some steam at Ventspils Children’s Town, then examine the collection at Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ventspils Beach.

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You can drive from Riga to Ventspils in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ventspils

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ventspils Beach ©
Ventspils Beach
The Castle of the Livonian order ©
The Castle of the Livonian order
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs
Piejuras Brivdabas Muzejs

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