15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
2
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City, United States

3
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, parks, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, make a trip to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, see the interesting displays at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn day trip planner .

New York City, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Tallinn, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Tallinn to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Riga.

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

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 31st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis), then get your game on at OldTown Archery Riga, and then take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga). On the next day, examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum, steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riga road trip site .

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Riga, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn, and then admire the striking features of Trakai Island Castle Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Of St Peter And St Paul, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vilnius online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Riga to Vilnius takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, and head off the coast to Island of Lokrum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik road trip app .

Getting from Vilnius to Dubrovnik by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vilnius in September: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 77°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
Island of Lokrum ©
Island of Lokrum

3
nights
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step out of Split with an excursion to Dubovica in Hvar--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Diocletian's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Of St. Roch, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Split road trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Dubrovnik to Split in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Dubovica, Church Of St. Roch
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Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano
Cathedral of Saint Domnius ©
Cathedral of Saint Domnius
Dubovica ©
Dubovica

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