61 days in Europe Itinerary

61 days in Europe Itinerary

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61 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Pristina, Kosovo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Tirana, Albania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Podgorica, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
8
Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
13
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
14
Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
15
Oradea, Romania
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
16
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
17
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
18
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
19
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
20
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 30 min
21
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
22
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Parthenon and Philopappos Hill. There's lots more to do: visit Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens road trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Athens is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Athens is much warmer than Reykjavik - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon

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nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Osios David (The Latomou Monastery), contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, explore the ancient world of The Greek Agora and Roman Forum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St.Sophia, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, and then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Arch of Galerius ©
Arch of Galerius

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nights
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Skopje ©
A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Visit Old Bazaar, Skopje and Mustafa Pasha Mosque for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial House of Mother Teresa and Church of St. Clement of Ohrid. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Matka and buy something for everyone on your list at Skopje City Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Skopje travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thessaloniki to Skopje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Skopje due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in May, plan for little chillier nights in Skopje, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pristina.

Things to do in Skopje

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid ©
Church of St. Clement of Ohrid
Old Bazaar, Skopje ©
Old Bazaar, Skopje
Mustafa Pasha Mosque ©
Mustafa Pasha Mosque

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Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina ©
Long regarded as a gray and traffic-congested provincial town with little tourist appeal, Pristina today possesses a youthful vibrance and a newfound sense of sophistication, as the result of the city's large community of foreign functionaries.
On the 9th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik), admire the landmark architecture of Džamija cara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrale Nënë Tereza, then make a trip to Gracanica Monastery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at ALBI Shopping Mall.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pristina road trip planner.

Getting from Skopje to Pristina by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Tirana.

Things to do in Pristina

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gracanica Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Katedrale Nënë Tereza ©
Katedrale Nënë Tereza
Džamija cara ©
Džamija cara
Ethnographic Museum (Muzeu Etnologjik) ©

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nights
Tirana, Albania

Tirana ©
Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kruja Castle and Durres Amphitheatre. Explore Tirana's surroundings by going to City park (in Kashar) and Spille Beach (in Spille). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Tirana journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pristina to Tirana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Podgorica.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

City park, Durres Amphitheatre, Spille Beach, Kruja Castle
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Spille Beach ©
Spille Beach
Muzeu Historik Kombetar ©
Muzeu Historik Kombetar
Kruja Castle ©
Kruja Castle

2
nights
Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica ©
Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

Plan a Podgorica trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tirana to Podgorica in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Podgorica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo ©
Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Bascarsija and Old Bridge (Stari Most) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and Kajtaz House for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarajevo: Mostar (Neretva River & Partisan Cemetery). There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Morica Han.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sarajevo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Podgorica to Sarajevo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mostar
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Old Bridge (Stari Most) ©
Old Bridge (Stari Most)
Bascarsija ©
Bascarsija
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque ©
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

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nights
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade ©
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Get some cultural insight at St. Sava Temple and Crkva Svetog Oca Nikolaja. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral Church and The National Assembly. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ada Ciganlija, stroll around Topcider Park, take a stroll through Knez Mihailova, and soothe aching muscles at XL Fitness Factory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Belgrade journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Sarajevo to Belgrade takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks Spas Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Topcider Park ©
Topcider Park
St. Sava Temple ©
St. Sava Temple
Ada Ciganlija ©
Ada Ciganlija

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nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Visit Halaszbastya and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and soothe aching muscles at Széchenyi Thermal Bath.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Belgrade to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bratislava Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina). Do some cultural sightseeing at Bratislava Old Town and Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Sad Janka Krala, walk around Horsky Park, steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bratislava Old Town ©
Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belvedere Palace and Albertina. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Vitus Cathedral and Lobkowicz Palace. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Prague Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Prague road trip app.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain and then look for gifts at Elephant Bookstore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery.

Make your Sofia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Prague to Sofia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Sofia due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Sofia, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets), Rila Monastery
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

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Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Stavropoleos Monastery and Radu Voda Monastery are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) and Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, admire the landmark architecture of Coltea Hospital, pause for some serene contemplation at Biserica Sfantul Anton - Curtea Veche, and admire the natural beauty at Cismigiu Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oradea.

Things to do in Bucharest

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman) ©
Radu Voda Monastery ©
Radu Voda Monastery

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Oradea, Romania

Oradea
Oradea the capital city of Bihor County and Crișana region, is one of the important centers of economic, social and cultural development in the western part of Romania, retaining these characteristics throughout history. To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oradea holiday builder website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bucharest to Oradea in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Oradea, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Oradea

Nightlife Theme Parks Outdoors

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Get some cultural insight at Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wawel Royal Castle and St. Mary's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corpus Christi Church (Kosciol Bozego Ciala), and examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa - Barbakan.

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Traveling by car from Oradea to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oradea to Krakow due to the time zone difference. In June, Krakow is a bit cooler than Oradea - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
Highlights from your plan
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Church of the Holiest Saviour. Get a sense of the local culture at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, pause for some photo ops at Chopin Monument, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum in Warsaw.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw trip planner.

You can take a train from Krakow to Warsaw in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Old Town ©
Old Town
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum ©
Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Trakai Island Castle Museum and Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Anne's Church and Church of St. Casimir. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church Of St Peter And St Paul, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Vilnius TV Tower.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip website.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. June in Vilnius sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) ©
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika)

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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.
Tallinn Old Town and Kumu Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kadriorg Palace and Peter the Great House Museum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Convent of St. Bridget (Pirita Klooster), get a taste of the local shopping with Telliskivi Loomelinnak, pause for some photo ops at Russalka Memorial, and stroll around Kadriorg Park.

Plan a Tallinn trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Tallinn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Vilnius, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tallinn, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Kumu Art Museum ©
Kumu Art Museum

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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.
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old City Riga (Vecriga) and Vermanes Garden. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, stroll around Mežaparks, don't miss a visit to Bremen Town Musicians, and get to know the resident critters at Riga Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Riga, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dzintari Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Riga Zoo ©
Riga Zoo
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Visit Church of Saints Simon and Helena and Holy Spirit Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Trinity Hill, stroll around Victory Park, admire the natural beauty at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and don't miss a visit to Victory Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Riga to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Minsk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saints Simon and Helena ©
Church of Saints Simon and Helena
Trinity Hill ©
Trinity Hill

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minsk to Helsinki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Minsk in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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