44 days in Helsinki, Estonia & Germany Itinerary

44 days in Helsinki, Estonia & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10 h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Laune Central Park (in Lahti) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Laune Central Park, Nuuksio National Park
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Tallinn Old Town, walk around Kadriorg Park, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Munich.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munich journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Munich takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tallinn, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Munich, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and admire the landmark architecture of Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planning site.

Drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg ©
Barockgarten-Hesperidengarten Nurnberg
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

4
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Step out of Rothenburg to go to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and see St. Georgs Brunnen, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt, get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and admire the striking features of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus.

To plan Rothenburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Georgs Brunnen
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

4
nights
Trier, Germany

Trier ©
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Trier is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), appreciate the history behind Mariensaeule, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mathias Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Trier trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Trier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge, thenmake a trip to Cologne Cathedral, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cologne trip planner.

Getting from Trier to Cologne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

4
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, explore the historical opulence of Schloss & Park Pillnitz, and admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dresden day trip planner.

Getting from Cologne to Dresden by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip planning website.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Hamburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland, don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and admire the striking features of Speicherstadt.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Planten un Blomen ©
Planten un Blomen
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Tierpark Hagenbeck ©
Tierpark Hagenbeck

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