12 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

12 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

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12 days in Finland, Estonia & Latvia Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Vihula, Estonia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki journey planner .

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Chennai in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vihula.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Vihula, Estonia

Vihula ©
On the 29th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lahemaa rahvuspark.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vihula road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Vihula in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vihula are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tallinn.

Things to do in Vihula

Parks Nature
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Lahemaa rahvuspark ©
Lahemaa rahvuspark

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.
Attractions like Tallinn Zoo and Stroomi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take in panoramic vistas at St. Olaf’s Church, walk around Kadriorg Park, and don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Tallinn tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vihula to Tallinn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Stroomi Beach ©
Stroomi Beach
Tallinn Zoo ©
Tallinn Zoo

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 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurmala Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Dzintari Forest Park, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), and then pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument (Brivibas Piemineklis).

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Riga online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurmala
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Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach
Dzintari Forest Park ©
Dzintari Forest Park
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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