10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Riga, Tallinn & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2​h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Do your shopping at Central Market (Centraltirgus) and Doma Antikvariats. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), see the interesting displays at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, and look for gifts at Miesai.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Riga vacation site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Riga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Riga at -1°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
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Central Market (Centraltirgus) ©
Central Market (Centraltirgus)
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

4
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.
Head to Kasitoopood Rewill and Koopa Galeriifor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, shop like a local with Kullo Children's Gallery, view the masterpieces at Telliskivi Loomelinnak, and browse the different shops at Nautica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tallinn day trip planning website .

Getting from Riga to Tallinn by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Tallinn sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Balti Jaam Market ©
Balti Jaam Market
Nautica ©
Nautica

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Ride a ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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