17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Valletta, Malta
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Gharb, Malta
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
When in Valletta, make a side trip to see Popeye Village Malta in Mellieha, approximately Mellieha away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. John's Co-Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), learn about all things military at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, and delve into the distant past at Mnajdra.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Valletta online holiday builder .

Toronto, Canada to Valletta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Valletta is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Valletta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gharb.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Mdina, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), Mosta Parish, Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Malta Racing Club
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

1
night
Gharb, Malta

On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at Old Prison in Victoria, island of Gozo, step into the grandiose world of Citadel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ggantija Megalithic Temples, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ta' Pinu National Shrine.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gharb online attractions planner .

Drive from Valletta to Gharb in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Gharb

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Victoria, Ggantija Megalithic Temples, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ta' Pinu National Shrine ©
Ta' Pinu National Shrine
Ggantija Megalithic Temples ©
Ggantija Megalithic Temples

2
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 these side-trips from Vilnius: Trakai (Trakai Island Castle Museum & Chapel of St. John Nepomuk). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vilnius vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Gharb to Vilnius with the Route module. Traveling from Gharb to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gharb in August, expect nights in Vilnius to be colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trakai
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Food Tours
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

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: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, kick back and relax at Jurmala Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at OldTown Archery Riga.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Riga visit planner.

Fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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OldTown Archery Riga ©
OldTown Archery Riga
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

5
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, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tallinn trip builder website .

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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