18 days in Amsterdam & Eastern Europe Itinerary

18 days in Amsterdam & Eastern Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
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Tartu, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 4 nights
Bus
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've now added Brouwersgracht to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Leidseplein and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Brouwersgracht and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Telliskivi Loomelinnak and The Little Red House Design Store. Popular historic sites such as Toompea Hill and Aleksander Nevski Katedraali are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tallinn: Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo) and Beach Klooga (in Kloogaranna). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, wander the streets of Pirita, explore the galleries of Kadriorg Palace, and visit Tallinn Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Tallinn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Tallinn reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Tartu, Estonia

— 3 nights

City of Good Thoughts

One of the oldest cities in the Baltic region, Tartu boasts heaps of cultural attractions, a quaint Old Town, and bustling main square.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tartu Old City and Alatskivi Castle (vald). For shopping fun, head to Lounakeskus Shopping and Recreation Centre or Tasku. Get out of town with these interesting Tartu side-trips: Taevaskoja Nature Trail (in Polva), Pühajärv (in Otepaa) and Viljandi (Lake Viljandi & Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle). The adventure continues: examine the collection at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, admire the masterpieces at Tartu Art Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tartu Town Hall Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tartu online travel route planner.

You can drive from Tallinn to Tartu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Riga.

Things to do in Tartu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Riga, Latvia

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Pilsetas kanals has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Turaida Castle and Vermanes Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jurmala Beach and Robert's Books. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market (Centraltirgus), appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square, and browse the fresh offerings at Medus Istaba.

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

Take a train from Tartu to Riga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gate of Dawn, Old Town Kaunas and Vilnius With Locals Tours. Popular historic sites such as Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia) and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vilnius Old Town and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Step out of Vilnius to go to Kaunas and see Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard), which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, examine the collection at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, and steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz.

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Take a bus from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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