13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. On the next day, examine the collection at Fram Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Oslo is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Oslo is little chillier than Manchester - with highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 15th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Royal Armory, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and finally examine the collection at Skansen. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Junibacken, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm day trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

Start your trip to Helsinki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 18th (Sat), wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, then examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn, then steep yourself in history at Kumu Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of House of the Black Heads, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, indulge your taste buds at Medus Istaba, don't miss a visit to Riga Town Hall Square, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Riga road trip app.

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Riga, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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.
Explore Vilnius' surroundings by going to Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, and visit Vilnius Old Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vilnius trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vilnius are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Trakai
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Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

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