12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Museum in Gdansk and Brama Wyzynna. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gdansk Historical Museum and Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacred Heart Church (in Stegna) and Elblag (Brama Targowa, St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja), &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Bridget's Church (Kosciol sw. Brygidy), get curious at Hevelianum, admire the local landmark of Four Quarters Fountain (Fontanna Czterech Kwartalow), and browse the different shops at Forum Gdansk.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gdansk trip itinerary builder app.

Dresden, Germany to Gdansk is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. When traveling from Dresden in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gdansk: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Elblag, Sacred Heart Church
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) ©
The National Museum in Gdansk ©
The National Museum in Gdansk

2
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18, contemplate the long history of Umschlagplatz, examine the collection at Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum), thenexamine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, thenstroll around Pole Mokotowskie, and finally examine the collection at Photoplasticon. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Hyacinth, examine the collection at Muzeum – Miejsce Pamieci Palmiry, and then take a stroll through Osiedle Przyjazn.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Warsaw trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Gdansk to Warsaw takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Gdansk, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum – Miejsce Pamieci Palmiry
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Polskiej Wódki (Polish Vodka Museum) ©
Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum ©
Umschlagplatz ©
Umschlagplatz

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.
On the 20th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum (The Green House), stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Casimir, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Theresa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), thenexamine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, thenexamine the collection at Toy museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Live Tropical Butterfly Exhibition.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vilnius visit planner.

You can fly from Warsaw to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Warsaw to Vilnius, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Vilnius are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Holocaust Museum (The Green House) ©
Holocaust Museum (The Green House)
Church of St. Theresa ©
Church of St. Theresa
Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) ©
Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Toompea Castle, see the interesting displays at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta), contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, examine the collection at Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum, thenexamine the collection at Great Guild Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Peter the Great House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik, see the interesting displays at Estonian Health Care Museum, get great views at Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Orthodox Church, thenadmire the sheer force of Keila Waterfall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cape Pakri.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tallinn road trip planner.

Fly from Vilnius to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Paldiski, Keila Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum ©
Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum
Great Guild Hall ©
Great Guild Hall
Estonian Health Care Museum ©
Estonian Health Care Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), thenexplore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip site.

You can fly from Tallinn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Senate Square, examine the collection at City Electric Transportation Museum, examine the collection at Icebreaker Krasin, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy, thensteep yourself in history at Peter I House, and finally examine the collection at Coffee Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Petersburg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy ©
Sobor Svyatoy Zhivonachal'noy Troitsy
Icebreaker Krasin ©
Icebreaker Krasin
Vselennaya Vody Museum Complex ©
Vselennaya Vody Museum Complex

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