12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Minsk, Belarus
Drive:  3 h
1
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Nida, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Bialystok, Poland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Minsk, Belarus

2
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.
Robert's Books has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), stop by Robert's Books. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and then admire the striking features of House of the Black Heads.

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Minsk, Belarus to Riga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minsk to Riga is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Riga are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nida.

Things to do in Riga

Shopping
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Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
House of the Black Heads ©
House of the Black Heads
Alberta Iela ©
Alberta Iela

2
nights
Nida, Lithuania

Nida ©
Nida is a resort town in Lithuania, the administrative centre of Neringa municipality. Nida Dunes has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nida Dunes.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nida driving holiday site .

Drive from Jurmala to Nida in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Nida

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Nida Dunes ©
Nida Dunes

1
night
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
You've now added Brandenburg Gate to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Monument to Grandfather Homlin and then explore the striking landscape of Kurshskaya Kosa. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Museum of the World Ocean, then admire the landmark architecture of Brandenburg Gate, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

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Drive from Nida to Kaliningrad in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gdansk.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of the World Ocean ©
Museum of the World Ocean
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, get great views at AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci, don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), then don't miss a visit to Golden House, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gdansk trip planner.

Drive from Kaliningrad to Gdansk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kaliningrad to Gdansk is minus 1 hour. In August in Gdansk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bialystok.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

2
nights
Bialystok, Poland

Bialystok ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Bialowieza (European Bison Reservation, Bialowieza Forest, & more) and Kruszyniany Mosque (in Krynki).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bialystok journey planning website .

You can take a train from Gdansk to Bialystok in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Gdansk to Bialystok is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bialystok are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bialystok

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bialowieza, Kruszyniany Mosque
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Bialowieza Forest ©
Bialowieza Forest
Branicki Palace ©
Branicki Palace
Kosciuszko Market Square ©
Kosciuszko Market Square

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