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.
Brouwersgracht has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Leidseplein and then wander the streets of The Jordaan. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Brouwersgracht and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

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Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam is 9 hours. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Beach Klooga and Lahemaa rahvuspark. Do your shopping at Telliskivi Loomelinnak and The Little Red House Design Store. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, contemplate the long history of Town Hall Pharmacy, stop by Pirita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kakumae Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Tallinn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Tallinn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tallinn: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tartu.

Things to do in Tallinn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taevaskoja Nature Trail and Lake Viljandi. Head to Lounakeskus Shopping and Recreation Centre and Taskufor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Tartu side-trips: Alatskivi Castle (vald) (in Alatskivi), Pühajärv (in Otepaa) and Ruins of the Viljandi Order Castle (in Viljandi). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tartu Old City, explore the world behind art at Tartu Art Museum, see the interesting displays at University of Tartu Museum Tartu Ülikooli muuseum, and make a trip to Tartu Town Hall Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tartu travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tallinn to Tartu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pilsetas kanals. Get some cultural insight at Turaida Castle and Livu Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jurmala Beach and Robert's Books. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gauja National Park. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Centraltirgus), admire the natural beauty at Vermanes Garden, and pick up some local products at Medus Istaba.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riga trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tartu to Riga by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Riga are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive 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. Explore hidden gems such as Vilnius Old Town and KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus). Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Laisves aleja (Liberty Boulevard) in Kaunas--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, steep yourself in history at Ponary cmentarz, and see the interesting displays at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vilnius online journey maker.

Traveling by bus from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vilnius

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip