12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
2
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
3
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
4
Parnu, Estonia
— 1 night
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker tool.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika), take in the awesome beauty at Hill of Three Crosses, thentake an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, thentake a stroll through Uzupis, and finally take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Vilnius in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Vilnius. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in April, with highs in Vilnius at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika) ©
Cathedral (Arkikatedra Bazilika)

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.
On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Jurmala Beach, thentake a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, thenexamine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, thendon't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Riga visit planning website.

Getting from Vilnius to Riga by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Parnu.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jurmala, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

1
night
Parnu, Estonia

Parnu ©
A holiday hotspot among Estonians and nearby nations, the coastal city of Parnu offers golden sandy beaches, an assortment of parks, and lively center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): hike along Riisa Trail, tee off at Parnu Bay Golf Links, thentrek along Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, and finally stroll through Parnu Beach Promenade.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Parnu trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Riga to Parnu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Parnu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail, Riisa Trail, Parnu Bay Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail ©
Rannametsa Tolkuse Nature Trail
Parnu Beach Promenade ©
Parnu Beach Promenade
Parnu Bay Golf Links ©
Parnu Bay Golf Links

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Harku Forest Nature Trail, stroll through Kakumae Beach, thenkick back and relax at Stroomi Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Paljassaare Special Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Little Red House Design Store, wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, thensee the interesting displays at The Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture at the Luscher & Matiesen Distillery, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and finally contemplate the long history of Toompea Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tallinn vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Parnu to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Parnu in April, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Tallinn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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