14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

4
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: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Teletorn.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Tallinn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riga travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tallinn to Riga by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Riga when traveling from Tallinn in May, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

3
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stop by Vilnius Old Town, admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul.

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

You can fly from Riga to Vilnius in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vilnius are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trakai Island Castle Museum
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Food Tours
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town

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