10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Riga sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Riga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Riga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Tallinn on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

3
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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olaf’s Church, contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Catherine's Passage.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Market Hall, Korkeasaari Zoo and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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