16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
4
Tartu, Estonia
— 1 night
5
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
6
Ventspils, Latvia
— 1 night

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 Topography of Terror. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, and contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum

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.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, 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 travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall
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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 bus; or do a combination of ferry 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 Salaspils Memorial Ensemble 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, admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden, and don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, 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 take a train. 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Jurmala Beach, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
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 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 · Outdoors · Beaches
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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