17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  8​h
1
Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Kaliningrad, Russia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, then take some stellar pictures from AmberSky Gdansk - Kolo Widokowe, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej).

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gdansk trip itinerary maker app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Gdansk is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: high temperatures in Gdansk hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku

2
nights
Kaliningrad, Russia

Kaliningrad ©
A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at B-413 Submarine Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Grandfather Homlin, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kaliningrad Zoo.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaliningrad holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Kaliningrad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Kaliningrad due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
B-413 Submarine Museum ©
B-413 Submarine Museum
Kurshskaya Kosa ©
Kurshskaya Kosa
Konigsberg Cathedral ©
Konigsberg Cathedral

3
nights
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boastsĀ an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vilnius: Trakai Island Castle Museum (in Trakai) and Kaunas Castle (in Kaunas). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vilnius tour planner.

You can drive from Kaliningrad to Vilnius in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kaunas Castle, Trakai Island Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Trakai Island Castle Museum ©
Trakai Island Castle Museum
Vilnius Old Town ©
Vilnius Old Town
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower

3
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, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Old City Riga (Vecriga), enjoy the sand and surf at Jurmala Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Riga online trip maker .

You can fly from Vilnius to Riga in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Riga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Riga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jurmala Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old City Riga (Vecriga) ©
Old City Riga (Vecriga)
Freedom Monument ©
Freedom Monument
Jurmala Beach ©
Jurmala Beach

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.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn, and walk around Kadriorg Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallinn holiday builder website .

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

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

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