21 days in Europe Itinerary

21 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia

— 3 nights

Third Rome

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Church of The Holy Virgin in Dubrovitsy (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Red Square, take an in-depth tour of State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Moscow, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 (GMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Moscow to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

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: examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Peter and Paul Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kazan Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Moscow to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in St. Petersburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 9th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 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. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Tallinn, Estonia

— 3 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.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Kumu Art Museum, make a trip to Toompea Hill, and identify plant and animal life at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tallinn tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Riga, Latvia

— 3 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.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vermanes Garden, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and examine the collection at Riga Motormuseum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Riga holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Riga, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, and take a stroll through Uzupis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vilnius online day trip planner.

You can drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, head outdoors with Trinity Hill, pause for some photo ops at Island of Tears, walk around Victory Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Money Museum Groshi, examine the collection at Iron Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini, then make a trip to Minsk Gates, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Minsk online itinerary maker.

Getting from Vilnius to Minsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Minsk is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks