12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Sopot, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Riga, Latvia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Warsaw is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, have some family-friendly fun at Enigma Room - Escape room game, and explore the galleries of The Royal Castle in Warsaw - Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Warsaw trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Warsaw is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Warsaw is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get cooler in Warsaw: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Sopot.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

2
nights
Sopot, Poland

Sopot ©
Situated on the Baltic coastline, the small seaside resort of Sopot serves as one of northern Poland's glitziest tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), steep yourself in history at Court of the Fraternity of St. George, then take a stroll through Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at European Solidarity Centre, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sopot Pier. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Westerplatte, make a trip to Latarnia Morska Gdansk, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Room of Plenty.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sopot trip maker .

Getting from Warsaw to Sopot by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Sopot can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Sopot

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gdansk
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Sopot Pier ©
Sopot Pier
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Riga tour planning app .

Explore your travel options from Sopot to Riga with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Sopot to Riga is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Riga are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gates of Dawn (Ausros Vartai), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John's church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vilnius Cathedral Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Hill of Three Crosses, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sts. Peter & Paul's Church (Sv. Apastalu Petro ir Povilo Baznycia), and finally wander the streets of Uzupis.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

2
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus, see the interesting displays at Museum Strana Mini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then appreciate the history behind Archangel Mikhail, and finally learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip site .

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Minsk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Minsk. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums Historic Sites
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