17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
4
Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
5
Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights

2
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Patriarch's Pond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Red Square.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moscow tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Moscow is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Saint Basil's Cathedral ©
Saint Basil's Cathedral
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

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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.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Kunstkamera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg online route planner.

Getting from Moscow to St. Petersburg by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Russian Museum ©
Russian Museum

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 27th (Fri): make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stop by Pien Shop & Bar, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, explore the galleries of Kumu Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Tallinn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

4
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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), take a peaceful walk through Dzintari Forest Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riga travel planner.

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dzintari Forest Park, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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