11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  2​h
4
Kiev, Ukraine
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riga Town Hall Square as well as Riga Cathedral. On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Riga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), then make a trip to Riga Town Hall Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Riga trip itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Riga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Catherine's Passage, Tallinn Town Wall and Peapiiskopi Kirik. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, then don't miss a visit to St. Catherine's Passage, then wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Tallinn Town Wall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Peapiiskopi Kirik, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

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

Traveling by flight from Riga to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tallinn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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.
You've now added Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing app .

Getting from Tallinn to Helsinki by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Kiev on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

3
nights
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiev Funicular as well as CHERNOBYL TOUR. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, learn more about the world around you at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland).

Plan a Kiev trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Kiev by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in September, with highs in Kiev at 24°C and lows at 12°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kiev

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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CHERNOBYL TOUR ©
CHERNOBYL TOUR
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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