8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Stockholm, Sweden
Fly:  1​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
ferry:  9​h 30​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 night
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Porto, Portugal

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Kaivopuisto, SkyWheel Helsinki, and other attractions. On the 9th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then walk around Kaivopuisto. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Estonian Maritime Museum, Danish King's Garden, Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about all things military at Estonian Maritime Museum, make a trip to Viru Gates, make a trip to St. Catherine's Passage, then don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, and finally examine the collection at Great Guild Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn travel planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali
Tallinna Raekoja Plats ©
Tallinna Raekoja Plats
Tallinn Town Wall ©
Tallinn Town Wall

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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Riga, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Riga, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toVilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Tours Parks Outdoors
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1
night
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.
You've added Stebuklas, Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, National musem of Lithuania, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Trakai Island Castle Museum, examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), get engrossed in the history at National musem of Lithuania, then examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, then make a trip to Stebuklas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower of Vilnius Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Vilnius University (Vilniaus Universitetas), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Francis and St. Bernard, and finally don't miss a visit to Artworks on Literatu str.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius road trip website .

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©

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