44 days in Helsinki, Estonia & Germany Itinerary

44 days in Helsinki, Estonia & Germany Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 8 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
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Helsinki, Finland

— 8 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 10.5-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 catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 9:

Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 nights
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 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and 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 · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Tallinn to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in October: highs in Munich hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

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, get outside with Wohrder Wiese, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Rothenburg is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, don't miss a visit to Die Rossmuhle, and admire the striking features of Fleisch- und Tanzhaus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Rothenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

Trier, Germany

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

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), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gangolf's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hauptmarkt.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trier attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rothenburg to Trier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October in Trier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

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, then make a trip to Cologne Cathedral, then explore 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 catch the flight to Dresden.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Dresden, Germany

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

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, take in panoramic vistas at Hausmannsturm, 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 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

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: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip site.

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.